Stop Thinking About It (39 of 90)

I’ve stopped and started this post several times today, which is ironic considering the idea behind it. These things happen, though, and I’ve made my peace with such contradictions in my life. Enough with the trying to say it perfectly. I’m just going to let it rip: I do not understand people who refuse to […]

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Because Sometimes Endings (34 of 90)

I’ve never been very good with goodbyes. Actually, it’s endings I disliked. The sense of loss, the incomplete-ness of it. A closed door that is never quite shut but inevitably locked. Always knowing there are things – some unknow-able things – that are happening on the other side. For years, I fought against endings. And […]

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Perspective

I’m reminded daily that my perception of the world is oftentimes not the reality of the world. I can’t make people want to be in my life. I can’t make events happen. When I start to get depressed about this, it’s good to remember it’s all about perspective.

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Nesting (32 of 90)

By all accounts, this weekend was a social disaster. The kind of weekend that would make me want to scamper back to school, back amongst the living, back to see and touch humanity to make sure that I hadn’t committed any felonious act that was about to end my career. It’s funny to type that […]

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Search (31 of 90)

It’s 1230 am. Sunday. The night is slowly coming to a close, although I don’t want it to. This is the kind of night that, would all things be equal, would have me sitting at a bar, slamming Jack and Coke, smoking Camel Lights, telling stories way too loudly, and talking with the wrong kind […]

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The Year of Friends: Cleveland Fail (29 of 90)

I’m not supposed to be writing this. It’s 10 pm on Friday night and I’m sitting in Muncie, watching The I.T. Crowd, sending intermittent and flirtatious texts to a girl, and writing. But I’m supposed to be in Cleveland. In a big, Greek household. With my friend, her husband, their kids and her family. Until […]

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I’m Just Playin’ (27 of 90)

On Monday, I gave someone a piece of advice that I rarely follow myself: “It’s all just a big cosmic joke so remember, every once in awhile, put down your work and just have a good time. After all, we’re just grown-up versions of little apes. Sometimes we have to throw some poo.” Not, mind […]

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Possibilities (26 of 90)

I feel the need to start this with an apology. I’ve written, read, re-written and re-read this piece since 8 am. I’ve tinkered and toyed with it, trying to get it to say the thing that I want it to. I’m not sure I’ve accomplished that goal. It feels, at times, insufferable, which is the […]

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Open Season (25 of 90)

I’m not, by nature, an extremely open individual. An odd statement, I know, considering the fact that I’ve laid bare most of my demons and foibles in public. I’ve lived part of my life, since 1984, online. I’ve posted thoughts and random musings without care of how they might – or will – come back […]

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Places You Can Find Me on the Internet

Social Networks Facebook personal page Twitter personal @thebradking teaching @bsu_brad The Geeky Press @TheGeekyPress Google+ personal Instagram My Writing Collective The Geeky Press Dungeons & Dreamers book blog So Far Appalachia book blog The Invictus Writers project blog Author Sites Goodreads Amazon’s Author Central LibraryThing

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