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.

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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Putting the Civil Back in Civilization, part N+1: Fabric Softener and Manners

So, an interesting thing happened to me today. And by interesting, I mean a moment or two of High Weirdness. To set the scene: My wife and I live in an apartment complex. Our apartment does not have washer/ dryer … Continue reading

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Fitness Update: The Long and Winding Road

(My apologies to the Beatles) Been a while since I’ve done one of these, let’s have a bit of catch up, shall we? So, back at the beginning of January, I started a diet to cut some of my fat. … Continue reading

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A Quick Guide to Changing the World:

“Things fall apart,” so the poem tells us. It sure feels like that most days now – here in America, at least. And sometime you might want to do something about it, if you have the energy. For those of … Continue reading

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And You didn’t Think You were a Farmer…

For some unfathomable reason I woke up thinking about parables this morning. So, this post might be a little heavy on the parable and metaphor. Also, this will not constitute some kind of introductory class on what parables and metaphors … Continue reading

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