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Exoskeleton: You Are Become Terminator

Teaching: The Biggest Disappointment of My Life

I understand all of it, I’m not confused, I’m not asking for clarification. I’m just sick of teaching. I’m over it. This signals the beginning of the end. As the most idealistic and principled person I know, teaching was a natural choice. I can help people, I’ll never be asked …

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Make Meaning

The universe has existed forever. We don’t even know what that means. There is no way for our grey-limited brains to comprehend the meaning of limitless. The idea can’t solidify. We are stuck in that limitation, physically. Then again, we are not so physical, are we? No matter which way …

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Green Dragon: the Whiskey Weed

Pain occasionally eats away my will to live. It strikes suddenly and sometimes I cry out in the middle of an otherwise normal moment, prompting people around me to jump back and frantically search the skies for danger. The threat is only inside of me, though. They can’t see it. …

All Day Long

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Seattle Christmas Riots

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Muses Afloat

I always thought I could never write fiction. Words are easy, grammar is easy, format is easy, spelling is easy, describing what I see and feel is easy….making shit up and detailing an entirely new world full of entirely new people, however, is fucking hard. That’s what I always thought. …

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Slaying the Dragon

People have begun to ask me, “Quorri, why do you always end up in the jobs with the bad principals. Couldn’t it be that you are the one with the problem, not them?” It’s a great question. It’s that old adage, “If the whole world smells like shit, check your …

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Sacred Letter

This is the letter I’ve been trying to write to myself for my entire life. Maybe I’m writing it to you, too. Am I? You tell me. Dear Most Beloved, Beautiful, and Sacred, You are more valuable than you might ever know. More people are touched by you and forever …

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Mod Podge Your Crappy Laminate Things

I’mma walk you through how to make your crappy laminate furniture better. From desks to bookshelves to stools and chairs, you no longer have to put up with the state of awfulness you find these things in. Let’s face it: we all inherit furniture from our parents, from thrift stores, …

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Doom Porn

  The latest Doom Porn to roll our way is coming not from a fringe, conspiracy theory-loving alarmist, but from one of our most rational, materialist centers of authoritative science in our society: NASA. This study is not yet available to the public, as far as I can find, and …

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List o’ Bad: A Concise Summary of What’s Wrong in the West

I’ve been gone for a while. Vacation is nice.  I tried not to think about the world while I was hanging out with my family in a winter paradise, but now I’m back and the world is not looking so hot.  With the start of 2014, we have to collectively …

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High Strangeness on the Electronic Frontier

Electronics and I have an interesting relationship. I love it, don’t get me wrong. I look forward to continuing to pursue what is, for the most part, a really enjoyable and productive life together. There are some things, though, that I just can’t get over and, honestly, there is no …

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Winter Cleanse

  I have been getting ridiculously plump in my late age and much of my clothing seems to be mysteriously shrinking. It is not a common winter activity for most, but I am not most. So, I have decided to do a cleanse — for my health and for my …

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Frozen Hunter

Stalk the outer ring. Waiting, silent, crouching….SPRING! Frozen hunter feasts.  

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Because Systems Break Us

I have a love affair with hating authority. Appeals to ethos be damned, they work not on me. It’s a bit predictable and boring of me, but I respond negatively to any attempt to change , to manipulate, or to bully me. I bully back. My closest friends will attest …

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Feelin’ It Right

   

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Dirty Criminals Don’t Deserve Clean

I can guarantee this truth: Whatever you failed to do for one of my brothers or sisters, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you failed to do for me. –Jesus Christ I used to tutor low-income, inner-city, non-white, first-generation youth. That’s a lot of compound phrases which is interesting, because …

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Kovacs: Perfect Execution

Who wouldn’t be trying to get robots to replace us bumbling, naked monkeys with moves like this?   What is that annoyingly sickish slow squeal in the background the whole time and why is this person’s messy room the place where such amazing robotic acrobatics are taking place? Those questions …