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Date : June 2009

Short Fiction: Craven

by Dave
Categories: fiction
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Comments: 3 Comments
Published on: 06/30/2009

a short story by Dave Brosius Strands of night filtered through the sleepy streets of Dale, New Mexico. The air carried the iron scent signaled arrival of a much needed rainfall. Dusty roads absorbed the first drops eagerly. The end of a recent drought brought hope to the fields. The rumbling clouds brought with them[...]

I Dream of Jeans

by Dave
Categories: business
Comments: 2 Comments
Published on: 06/29/2009

(Feel free to distribute to your bosses.) Justification: This office has already established a policy of “causal Fridays”. Casual attire implies a comfortable team of employees. And in turn, comfortable employees are happier, more relaxed and less stressed. Monday mornings are notorious for being the roughest day of the week and thus, the most stressful.[...]

Do You Follow?

by Dave
Categories: business, philosophy
Comments: No Comments
Published on: 06/26/2009

***** Today’s Themesong: Song: “Leader” Artist: Phantom Planet *****

Shelf Life III

Two full days of excavating the Smithsonian I call my DVD collection and I can’t believe I’ve missed so many greats. Here’s one last pass, (movie-wise) through the hall of shining plastic circles. 12 Monkeys – Time travelling Bruce Willis shot through the lens of crazy that is Terry Gilliam. The film shifts between real[...]

Shelf Life II

Picking up where I left off with yesterday’s post, here’s some additional films and quick recaps from the million dollar DVD collection / dust colony lining my office wall. Iron Monkey – In my opinion, as classic a Kung Fu film as anything Gordon Liu, Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan ever churned out. Monkey is[...]

Shelf Life I

While recent years have stunted its growth, my DVD collection is still a formidable thing. This behemoth library began with the purchase of a cardboard snapcase edition of the 1998 cinematic masterpiece Blade and continues through my most recent acquisition, which was likely last summers one-two punch of Iron Man and The Dark Knight. In[...]

Neapolitantrum

(What follows is a symposium of suffering in three unrelated flavors.) The art of the e-mail subject is lost on… well, all of you people. I’ve got words for you subjective extremists out there. Listen up! Or put another way: Learn How You Can Save Yourself from a Brutal Death at Dave’s Hands. Yes, I’m[...]

Philosophy in a Vacuum (11)

by Dave
Categories: philosophy
Comments: 2 Comments
Published on: 06/19/2009

Philosophy in a Vacuum is an nonfiction series—originally a book project for which today’s post is the final entry. As of today, the project has been cancelled (to be spun in a different direction). Keep an eye out for Decipher Yourself: The Book, a new project that just might touch on some of these old[...]

Philosophy in a Vacuum (10)

by Dave
Categories: philosophy
Comments: 2 Comments
Published on: 06/18/2009

(Philosophy in a Vacuum is an ongoing nonfiction book project that appears on this blog in bite-size segments. These are organized for you here, an easy-to-navigate outline also found by clicking the “BOOK” link up top.) 3.4 Examine Your Influences Musicians often wear their influences on their sleeve, often something you can pick up on[...]

Philosophy in a Vacuum (9)

by Dave
Categories: philosophy
Comments: 2 Comments
Published on: 06/17/2009

(Philosophy in a Vacuum is an ongoing nonfiction book project that appears on this blog in bite-size segments. These are organized for you here, an easy-to-navigate outline also found by clicking the “BOOK” link up top.) 3.3 Examine Your Options While you can sidestep the obstacles your circumstances put in your path, you are likely[...]

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