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Darkly Dreaming Dexter

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by: Jeff Lindsay Dexter is most well known for its 8-year stint on Showtime, and probably one of the most disappointing series finale and last few seasons ever, but the first 5 seasons of the show were exceptional. The magic of our serial killer with a sort of conscience began with the novel written by Jeff Lindsay. In his story, “Darkly Dreaming Dexter” the first season of the show is carefully outlined. Like the show, Dexter is a sociopathic serial…

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Dark Genesis: The Birth of the Psi Corps

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Babylon 5 Dark Genesis: The Birth Of The Psi CorpsBy: J. Gregory Keyes I was super enthused to read Dark Genesis: The Birth of the Psi Corps. Babylon 5 was my favorite television show of all time. Bester was also one of the greatest villains ever written. I was hesitant to allow myself super high expectations. This was a novel that dove into the origin of the Psi Corps, the telepathic military and government oppressor of telepaths or telekinetics. A…

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Girlfriend in a Coma

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Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland is one of the most interesting pieces of fiction I can recall reading. It’s unique in its storytelling and the story emotionally grips you from start to end. The events don’t necessarily build suspense, but the surreal events that happen make you react in a similar way. It’s impossible to put the book down even for nourishment. I recommend this book as often as I possibly can.…

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A Perceived Threat

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Are all men truly a perceived threat to a woman? It sounds melodramatic unless you actually start looking into statistics of assaults on women who are just out in the world walking, running, working and living. These “perceived threats” are overwhelmingly men who commit assaults on women just out in the world existing. As someone who didn’t even grasp the depth of it until I’d experienced enough, I can tell you this is not an attack on all men. But…

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The Burden of the Black Sheep

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Being the black sheep is a topic no one wants to talk about, and this often includes the black sheep themselves. This taught behavior is how families, social circles, and other groups typically deal with the scapegoats they’ve created and thereby control them. It goes without saying the emotional scarring is difficult to heal from, especially when it has been family that has cast you out. As a recovering addict and alcoholic and being married to a recovering addict and…

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Please be Patient With us Introverts

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Please be patient with us introverts right now. Most people I know are RUNNING into public, vacations, and returning to their normal. The poking of “when are we going to get together” and return what was normal for everyone else is overwhelming. Some of us are not only not ready, but were never big fans of it in the first place. Misconceptions There are a lot of misconceptions about introverts. The first being that we don’t like socializing at all,…

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Ok, Boomer

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Ok, Boomer is one of the bigger catchphrases to catch traction in the last few years and I have have a few thoughts on it. I wasn’t sure where to go on about this conundrum. So I decided I’m just going to leave it here in hopes that it’s received as was intended. Open for discussion and without hostility! Unless you believe I deserve it, in which case I am willing to listen.…

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