The Energy to Post New Blog Content Just Isn’t There

I haven’t posted anything in awhile, mainly because I rarely get any actual responses on my blog itself. A couple of my feeds move onto places like Open Salon and other such places, and they get a few responses there, but overall, my own web site sometimes feels like a graveyard. Not really a lot going on these days. I’ve … Read More

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I think I’m going back to school

Well, I’ve been mulling this decision over for some time now, and I’ve finally come to a conclusion: I’m going to go back to school. Even though I have enough degrees as it is, this isn’t about getting a new degree, but it’s much more about trying to find a purpose in life. Unfortunately, my current trajectory is taking me … Read More

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Another Birthday, and now it’s Monday

Yesterday was my birthday, or at least the anniversary of my birthday. I’m a year older. I forget the actual age but it’s somewhere between 18 and the age of the planet, which if you believe in science is billions of years old, and if you don’t, then it’s slightly shy of 4000. Either way, my age is somewhere in … Read More

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Arbitrary Observations on a Thursday Afternoon

I was walking from one building where I work to another one, which involves a couple of doors that need to be opened. As there was a bit of pedestrian traffic in the area, at one point I found myself holding the door open for other people. At the time, I ended up holding the door open for four different … Read More

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The World Moves on Without Me

Years ago, I was working in military intelligence, and the training exercise was something you’d see on any episode of “24” or any other television show that pretends to understand what intelligence people do. Basically, we’d receive all sorts of intelligence information from sources, news, and wherever, and then based on an assessment of the map, we’d make recommendations about … Read More

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Riding the Elevator

I got on the elevator this morning, and there were nine other people already on it. I entered on the first floor. I was planning to go to the third floor. What I noticed was that every floor above 3 was pushed, but 3 was not. So I pushed 3. Then the elevator went right up to three, and I … Read More

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When You First Begin to Realize You’re Never Going to Change the World

I was one of those little precocious kids who grew up, convinced that he was one day going to change the world. At first, it was going to be through science, as I studied physics, sure that I was able to see the world in ways that no one else possibly could. I had my ground-breaking theory that re-explained the … Read More

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An Update of Current Events with Duane

Figured it’s been a little time since I’ve done an update on me, so here goes: 1. I moved. Yes, I’ve been planning a local move for quite some time and finally did it this last weekend. I found a two bedroom apartment owned by the same management company where I’ve been living for the last two years and decided … Read More

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Chicago, Moving, and the Process of Reinventing Writing

Not much going on, so I thought I would do another recap of what might actually be going on. So, here goes: 1. Took a trip to Chicago this weekend. I have to admit that I’ve never really given Chicago a fair shake. One of my friends, Kevin, is from Chicago and always talked up the place in a positive … Read More

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Ponderings on the Ponders of my Ponderings

I guess I’ve been spending most of my blog time talking about politics, my iPad and other non-Duane stuff. So, I thought I would take a moment and talk about Duane. I don’t get to do that very often, other than an occasional mention here and there. So, let’s see where this goes. 1. My Writing. At the moment, I’m … Read More

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