Author Archives: tessarnold2

About tessarnold2

I'm a writer, a student, and someone generally crazy enough to think other people will be interested in his deranged thoughts.

Putting the Civil back in Civilization: Violence

If we’re going to talk about a civil society we’re going to have to have a proper discussion about violence. What do I mean by “proper”? Well, for one thing, no fucking glad-handing. None of this, “Gee, in a civilized … Continue reading

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Putting the Civil Back in Civilization: Speech

Some time ago, probably somewhere in the middle of a rant, I mentioned something about making things better. It’s one thing to opine, to criticize, to get down to some serious spittle-flecked raving, but it’s another thing altogether to suggest … Continue reading

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Humor Nooner

Just a quickie for the middle of your day: I was thinking about how much I admire the women in fitness. Specifically the drive and sacrifice it takes to achieve their goals. And I thought, you couldn’t get men to … Continue reading

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Writing Updatery

Sent out the newest round of query letters last night for Drawn to Flame. Here’s hoping I have finally learned to write a query as interesting as the novel it’s trying to sell. And now…  The Waiting. Wish me luck.

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Of Ruins and Non-Confession Confessions

My brain is fucked this morning. Figured I’d share. I hope what follows is something like coherent. First, a little background: I did not have, what is now commonly referred to as, a stable childhood. I’m old enough that when … Continue reading

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Across the Atlantic Sea…

(Yes, it’s a lyric from the musical Hair. Also, I cribbed the idea for the title from my friend Ziggy. Ziggy, if you’re reading this, thanks for the inspiration.) Ok, so, on Monday there was a suicide bombing attack following … Continue reading

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Election 2016: Post-Mortem

So, there have been many explanations put forth as to why Hillary Clinton lost the election. I imagine there will be many more in the months and years to come. I have spent a goodly amount of time thinking about … Continue reading

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