Tag: Life

Biography: J. Edgar Hoover

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. Some of you don’t recognize this name. Those of you who do will have very polarized opinions of him. J. Edgar Hoover was one of the most powerful people in the country, yet he wasn’t the President, Vice President, or a Supreme Court Justice. He …

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Burden of Proof (In Detail)

I don’t mean to beat the proverbial dead horse, but I want to explain in more detail what the Burden of Proof (BoP) is, and why it matters. Every opinion or belief has a reason, even if you’re not aware of it.¬†You may be right, but if you can’t prove it, its not justified. The …

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Personal Awareness

By request, I’m going to complain about people who just seem out of it. You know, the type that don’t seem to know where they are or who do things that don’t make sense in their current situation. The analogy suggested to me was people who honk in traffic jams. This one is quite simple, …

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Reminiscing About My Grandparents

Recently, I found out that one of my grandfathers had had a stroke and was in a coma. I thought it would be nice to post some fond memories of my grandparents before it’s too late. Plus it’s a nice change from my constant complaining. This will be phrased in the past tense, not because …

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Interview: An Experience with Bipolar Disorder

Today, I’m finally introducing a new (and hopefully recurring) feature: interviews. I’ve wanted to do this for a while, but haven’t been able to make it work. After tossing around a few topic ideas, I ended up picking psychology which is one of my passions, and has been for a long time. I wanted to …

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Biography: Alexandre Dumas

In my opinion, Alexandre Dumas is one of the best authors of all time. It’s not just because he wrote my favorite story, The Count of Monte Cristo. It’s not that he looked like a morbidly obese Mark Twain. It’s not because he lived a rapper’s lifestyle. It’s because he found a way to make …

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Another Short Story About Me

Continuing my series of vulnerable autobiographies, here’s part three. (Part One) (Part Two) I have often criticized my parents for being terrible parents, and horrible human beings. Perhaps some of this is the residue of teen angst, but I think many, if not all of my complaints are valid. I’ll even be honest enough to …

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My Car Crash Story

Simply put, tonight is the 10 year anniversary of my car accident. I see it as one of the best things to ever happen to me. At the time, I was living in a small mountain town called Mariposa, CA. It is a famous gold rush town and the old Mariposa County took up most …

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A Shorter, Short Story About Me

I briefly mentioned it in the first part of this story. Music has always been important to me. I remember as a young child, I would listen to whatever my parents enjoyed, which was mostly country music and some 80s pop. Music has a therapeutic effect on me. I tend to listen to music that …

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Elitists and Mediocrity

It amazes and saddens me that our country has such contempt for the elite. We embrace and even brag about our mediocrity and ineptitude. I remember during the most recent presidential election, Republican Candidate and Crazy Person, Rick Santorum derided President Obama for wanting everyone to go to college, calling him an “elitist”. As if …

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