Happy Birthday to My Dad. Miserable President’s Day to Cheeto Mussolini.

I have the day off (sort of; I still went into work for a little while), so I'm out and about in the world, trying to get some shit done. It's President's Day, which used to just sort of mean that banks and courts were closed, and now it means I have to remember our …

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Shoveling Snow, Shoveling Bullshit, Shoveling Food in my Face.

So the city of Philadelphia is closed today because of the "winter storm." I have to say that while it is snowing outside, it certainly is not a winter storm. I've been living here for five years, and I'm still confused about why, as a northeastern city, we don't have better snow procedures. I know it's warmer …

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Long Time, No See. You’ve Changed So Much. Here’s What Happened…

So I haven't written anything in a while; there are several reasons for that. 1) I've actually been traveling and doing stuff, which is weird for me; 2) I have a job, losers; and 3) I'm lazy. So far I've just been rejected across the board, although Pseudopod sent me a personal rejection and told …

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“It’s an Honor Just to be Nominated” Part 2: REJECTED. Plus, Hallucinogens.

I finally got my anticipated rejection from Apex Magazine earlier this week. Now I need to figure out A) what's wrong with the story, and B) where to send it to next. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen until this weekend, because you know what, turds, I have a job. I also need to write …

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Many and Varied Obsession #472: Checking Statuses of Things

So I've written previously about how I have a couple of stories being held for consideration, one by Apex Magazine (which is fucking crazy) and one by Pseudopod (which is only a little less crazy). Since learning this information, I've been obsessed with finding out whether I will be rejected at the next stage. Pseudopod …

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