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A Random Life

I play a series of games on a website called Lumosity.com.  They specialize in brain training games and those of you who know me well probably realize that my brain needs lots of training.  The games are not like the video games that our beloved obsessive gamer friends know and love.  Games like Donkey Kong have rules and set patterns…

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The Hell of Self-Help

I had downloaded an excerpt of a self-help book to my Kindle to see if I wanted to buy it or now when I noticed what was already on my Kindle.  There, staring at me in the face, was a “pile” of other half-read self-help books that I’d purchased previously.  If it isn’t bad enough that I have a bookcase…

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A Thank You to Western Medicine

Dear Western Medicine, I am writing to you in order to express my tremendous gratitude for your existence in my life.  You have been so much a part of me since the day I was born that I’m not sure what I would do without you. You have such a high standard of education for all who are called to…

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The Glorious and Honorific IE9

Dear Microsoft, I have just upgraded to IE9 and I feel called to write you in order to express my divine gratitude for IE9 and for all the work that you do at Microsoft.  I feel so blessed and honored to use your products. I really appreciate that you put the upgrade into the important software updates category.  I know…

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For the Love of Chaz

The following are two character monologues that came out of a character study I did after seeing a woman at a dance event. Beth confronts her best friend, Angie. I really don’t know why you can’t be more supportive, Angie.  I don’t know why you can’t see things from my point of view.  You have known me my whole life. …

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Maternal Bonding

Character monologue OMG, right in front of the whole school, my mother pulled up and started yelling to me that we need to go to JC Penny, like I would EVER go there.  I was SO embarrassed.  Everyone was looking at me.  We got to the mall, it seemed like everyone I know decided to come and see my embarrassment. …

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The Pringle Affair

“Tea?” Barb asked. “Thanks,” I said going over to select my tea while she laid out a small plate of celery sticks, organic flax crackers, and hummus.  I took a few moments to look around her kitchen, and felt a twinge of envy.  Every cooking tool I could think of was on display.  Cookware hanging from the ceiling, a Veg-O-Matic …

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2 Karins on a Bench

This story will be made into a short film.  I won’t look very much like this story since film is a visual medium.  The goal of the film is to experiment with film editing, especially split screens.  I’ll post the film when I’m done with it. -Karin I’m rummaging around in my purse looking for my cell phone when I…

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Repeat…

“I am done with drama! I ask you, with complete compassion and understanding, to quit yapping in my ear about this!” The voice inside of me nods her head, smiles gently, and then belts out, If I Could…Make a Deal with God…. It’s been three days! Three days with that song rummaging around inside my head like some absent-minded chocoholic…

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Whose “Meaning”?

I have been working through a career coaching book, trying with all my might to figure what I should do with myself. I’ve been following the exercises, even sent out questionnaires to people who know me, to try and figure out who I am and what I should be doing with myself. It plagues me. I would rather have toads…

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