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I wrote with my friends. Almost everyone did. Sometimes I wrote too much. Sometimes, others did. I liked to write. I still like to write. But I did not write to the point of blacking out, and I never sexually assaulted anyone. There is a bright line between writing, which I gladly do, and which I fully embrace, and sexually assaulting someone, which is a violent crime.

We wrote too much. We liked to write. You know, we... whatever the chart says, a word/page count chart.

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I was visiting an old friend that I haven’t seen in about 25 years recently and after a long chat about politics, social issues and life in general I am dismayed that our paths have diverged so m...


November 28, 2019

火鍋 in Morning Stream

You have to like humidity, sweating over comfort. A great moment when the train goes by, the wind in its wake and wash washes over you in a blast of sirocco. You have to like being glanced at, a...


November 21, 2019

What the pho? in 1% better

— A good name for a Thai restaurant So, I get up early and catch the train to Taichung, a city I lived in for six and a half years, twenty and and a half years ago. When I get there, I unfold my...


I’m living in the future, but also living in the past and I have time to spare, money too, living cheap here in the faraway east, in a land that was never really significant enough to remember, l...


Max and Lee call it quits. Believing that it’s better to burn out than to fade away. They say that they planned to live in a van for a year and now it’s been two. They say that they are tired of ...


The road trip to Taipei is now by high-speed rail, zooming north at 200km/hr. What was once an all-day, exhausting highway journey, jostling amongst little blue bison, dented and utilitarian and...


When people tell me that they love the Autumn, the first thing I think is, “you, my friend are a short-term thinker”. With autumn follows winter. But then with autumn and winter, I also think of ...


October 03, 2019

Living in the future in Morning Stream

I’m living in the future. It’s not hard living 12 hours into the future, a half step out of reality. I have my coffee and classical music. The sky is the same sky, though somehow heavier here ne...


October 01, 2019

Stripped October in Morning Stream

New day. New month. Stripped October, the Tabby cat month, not that you would notice. Nothing exotic. Just a month, like a small house cat with stripes, sleeping in a warm fuzzy ball uncaring, as...


September 30, 2019

no rain south in I am Rabbit


A guy walks by my house. He looks just like me. His dog is smaller and uglier and his beard is bushier, but we could be living parallel lives, just like those two bald guys with two fluffy little...


There’s this facebook page that I sometimes go to. It’s called “you know you’re from (this stinking town)…”It a place for the old timers to post things for trips down memory lane together. It is ...


I used to work with a guy, Wally who eventually got fired for what, no one ever said. It must have been pretty bad. He sold his house and moved away. But I had already left that company so who kn...


I used to get up every morning and make the rounds. Those ‘rounds’ were to Google Analytics, Facebook, Linked In, twitter, Huffington Post, the local newspaper (mostly for the idiotic and misinfo...


I’m philosophical when it comes to most things. I guess you could say that I am fatalistic. It sounds wishy-washy, crunchy-granola new age and all but I don’t try to control things and when thing...


A month ago at about this time, I’m sitting on my front porch. I had to put on a light sweater and a pair of socks for the first time since June. I notice the way the morning light slants throug...


Gene Chandler said it best, sang it best when he sang: “As I walk through this world, nothing can stop the Duke of Earl. And you, you are my girl. And no one can hurt you”.  That’s the kind of c...


I wake up, get up at 6:30. The sun is already in the sky. The sun comes up at 5:48. I check. Early. All of China is on one time zone. And Taiwan is on the Eastern edge of the waking dragon, the ...


Sunday morning. I get up at 5am, make some coffee and look out over the rooftops of grey and corrugated Kaohsiung. From here I can see the sky. The pending gloom of first light peeks out through ...


I’ve missed two and a half days of writing my 750 words. What can be expected when one flies half way around the world? (This one is from about two years ago, when I had recently returned from an...


September 20, 2019

Captured bits in Captured thoughts

I read somewhere that it takes 17 days to form a habit. I also heard 21. Personally I don’t think it’s that easy. But it is not difficult either. You just want to have to do it, whatever it is. :...


The John Sandford early books are darker. Lucus was pretty much a vigilante, a womanizer and a poetry reader. (We like that dualism). The last book Neon Prey was more comical and had touches of E...


We’ve never had a TV in our living room and we’ve never watched TV together as a family. It’s not like I was homeschooled or anything and that I have unusual views about society. It’s just that t...


I have some false memories from my old writings. I used to write in a more stylistic way and I would make a lot of changes and embellishments to my stories. Writing for me then was more creative...


There’s a guy on Prosebox that simply tries too hard. I used to follow him but frankly it was exhausting. There was just too much of everything. Words, pictures, videos, pedestrian nonsense, brut...


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