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Entries Tagged as 'writing'

Fifteen Complicated Things Everyone Should Do Without Seeking To

March 5th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Potpourri

Develop an addiction and defeat it with the help of someone you love. Disagree with a physician’s diagnosis or prescription and realize that such an event should not happen most times you visit a physician. Watch a wealthy person confidently walk away without looking back after pressing the “auto-close” button on a door or hatch […]

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What’s in a name?

September 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Potpourri

In a way, Farris Goldstein is my real name. I decided over a decade ago that, as much as I embrace technology, putting my thoughts out on the wires should probably be guarded by some kind of pseudonym. Those who know me understand that I’m just a silly guy who enjoys individual role playing, even […]

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Writers and Tinkerers Alike: Fontify Your Handwriting

August 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Potpourri

First, an invitation: If you’ve actually done this, or something similar, before, then awesome. I’d love to know if you found it useful, amusing, both, or neither. Second, a warning: If you have not done this, or anything similar, do not tell me why you don’t want to do it. You can tell me why […]

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My Uncle Walter, I Don’t Know

July 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Potpourri

One week ago, Walter Cronkite died. I only heard the news yesterday. He was never much of an icon to me personally, but I know he’s important and was good at his job. His industry has always confused a lot of people, and has steadily lost ground in terms of the number of assholes and […]

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