Time goes on

I saw a bunch of people I haven't seen in years the other day, and it made me think about how you never know which time is going to be the last time you see someone. Say hi to your friends more often, you'll thank your self in the future.

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Thanks for existence, universe!

I'm thankful to exist, to be able to experience pleasure and thought and excitement and wonder, and even to experience sadness and longing and melancholy--because these are all things, all flavors of the world that mix together to make the meal of life. I'm thankful I can write without pain, and think without pain, and …

The world goes on

People you haven't seen for a dozen years are doing interesting, exciting, boring, frustrating, amazing, awful things. They are making friends, having epiphanies, worrying over tough decisions, and maybe you pop into their head now and then, maybe more or less than they pop into your head. The strange and huge world of other people's …

Old music

Been listening to some old songs I haven't heard in a while and it's strange how much music draws you back into the past. What you were doing when listening to the music the first time, with supreme clarity sometimes, can come flooding right back with just a few notes...

How to avoid looking back?

I never used to look back, to wonder or care about how I could have done things differently. Maybe it's part of getting older, but I've started having those thoughts more often. I started listening to a new book recently, 'Replay', about a man who dies, and wakes up 25 years in the past, in …

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

This is the first experience I can remember of being really impacted by a short story. I read it in high-school, at 15 or 16 years old, and have remembered it ever since. The story tells of a man about to be executed by hanging, from the aforementioned bridge. When he is pushed off, however, …

Always make the best move possible

When I was a kid we had a chess set, and the little booklet that came with it had a list of tips. I only remember one of them, the first one: "Always play the best move possible." We always thought that was hilarious, because, of course you want to play the best move, you …