Whether an unread book constitutes someone being an actual writer

One of the common refrains heard from people who skirt the field of writing is that of someone who suspects that if he or she writes a book and no one reads it, is that person actually a writer. And there are numerous schools that try to answer this, much like a zen master talking about whether trees falling in … Read More

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“The First One Is Free” and “Foot in the Door” as gimmicks don’t work with television shows

A new trend has started with networks and their television shows. Instead of trying to hook you with their television shows by airing them and then creating buzz (or creating buzz first and then airing them), they’re trying a new process of trying to hook people by presenting one episode in one location and then hoping that will lead to … Read More

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So, Hillary thinks that if the election was held today, she might win. She’s wrong.

It was reported today on CNN‘s site that Hillary Clinton believes that if the presidential election was held today, she might win. I have bad news for her. She’s wrong. And it’s not because I don’t like Hillary Clinton, which is usually where these kinds of stories and posts go. It’s because of something much deeper that for reasons that … Read More

duaneSo, Hillary thinks that if the election was held today, she might win. She’s wrong.

What’s most annoying about the Equifax Data Breach

By ┬ánow (September 8, 2017), most people have heard that there was a data breach at Equifax that has made over 143 million Americans vulnerable (about half of the entire country). Read more about it here. Equifax hasn’t done itself any favors since the breach. First, it waited a month to let anyone know that their security was compromised. Second, … Read More

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Why the BBC is so much of a better news source than CNN

Why the BBC is so much of a better news source than CNN The recent Charlottesville riot (get together/protest) is a really good example of why the BBC is so much more superior to crappy CNN. When watching the feed on the BBC story, it has absolutely no voice over and shows the actual protest going on. When you watch … Read More

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The Fear of Pissing Off Your Audience While Trying to Get One in the First Place

One of the problems of being political or taking a political stance is that chances are pretty good that you’re going to end up pissing off someone when you didn’t intend to do just that. As a writer, my goal is always to entertain as many people as possible, so whenever I deal with political issues, I get scared that … Read More

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ASMR: One of the strangest phenomenons to hit Youtube

So, a couple of months ago, I was having trouble falling asleep at night, so after a bunch of frustrated attempts to sleep, I did what any 21st century geek would do: I turned on my computer and Googled something that had to do with sleep. And that was how I came across a video of a woman on Youtube … Read More

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So, after Spock went back in time, is the Next Generation time line gone?

This has been bothering me for some time now. Yes, I understand that the United States is going through a horrible time with a game show host as president, Russian election-hacking and the dilemma of which side to choose in the upcoming war between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. But this has actually been taking a bit more of my … Read More

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Why the Idea of Celebrities on Twitter Drives Me Nuts (and why it should do it to you, too)

For those who don’t know it, I have a Twitter presence (@duanegundrum). It’s not extremely popular, and I’m lucky if I get a “like” here or there. Mostly, it’s me ranting or making jokes, and no one in the world knowing the difference. As a writer, I have about 5,000 followers. I follow about 500 people. Not great, but not … Read More

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Hate crimes that seem to sneak in under the radar

We all know there are some hateful people out there. We see the evidence in the news each and every day. What often escapes us is the fact that a lot of this stuff is happening around us, or in places we’d least expect it. Take Thunder Bay, Ontario for an example. You may wonder why I’m discussing Thunder Bay, … Read More

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