Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review: Site Stats

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Blog Ideas

I was looking at some of the blogs of the people who are following me, and a lot of them are fellow writers. Some of them are putting short stories and poems on their websites, while others are sticking to … Continue reading

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“Selling Out?”

Recently I got into a discussion with a fellow musician. I was telling her that I wanted to get a Macbook Air so I could buy Garage Band and record some solo acoustic songs…get some music out there on iTunes … Continue reading

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Updates on My Own Fitness

Things have been a bit of a whirlwind since I got home, so I wasn’t able to do any kind of fitness…at least, not on a consistent basis. As of right now I will be leaving for another on-the-road experience … Continue reading

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Finally sharing my thoughts on Newtown…

It has taken me a while to get around to writing this, mainly because life has been a whirlwind since I got home, but also because I had to let a little time pass before I wrote about it. Every … Continue reading

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MUSIC REVIEW: The Smashing Pumpkins, OCEANIA

This album was released back in June, and I originally wrote the review then. However, I am reposting it here because I’m importing some blogs from my other WordPress page. Why? Because I am doing away with that other page. … Continue reading

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Egos, Perfectionism, and “Being Difficult”

There are a handful of people who would say I am hard to be in a band with, that I am “difficult” and turn what should be “fun” into “work.” To a certain extent, I agree. However, if you were … Continue reading

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