This Dance (a poem by M.T. Decker)

(This poem is dedicated to a friend who lost someone they loved, and never got to tell them, and to all my friends and loved ones, old, new and yet to come.) This dance, this madcap dance. We move like planets in orbit around the sun, We touch like leaves swaying in the breeze never […]

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May 29, 2013


Stupid Writing Tech Tricks – Editing and the PDF reader

As I’ve said, I’m a software developer, and there are times when I seriously feel like I’m going to be called up on charges of ‘First Degree Tech Abuse,’ but until then, I figured I’ll share some of my stupid tech tricks that have worked for me.  Who knows, maybe one of them will help […]

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May 25, 2013


Why I will never make it as a villian.

I could never get the laugh right. I mean, I’ve tried.  Who hasn’t?  But I’m never sure if it’s Bwahaha or Mwahahah… and it usually comes out as more of a chortle than an actual laugh.  Heck, the very idea of an ‘evil laugh’  makes me giggle, and giggling just isn’t evil. There’s too much […]

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May 22, 2013

Teaching, an alternative way of learning

Whenever I hear the old adage:”Those who can, do.  Those who can’t, teach,” I get annoyed. I admit, while I have had teachers who didn’t know what they were talking about,  the truth in this statement, as I see it,  is that it reflects more on the person making the statement than on teachers.  Truth […]

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My Best Iced Coffee to Date:

I hereby dedicate this post to those of us trying to stay awake on a Monday Morning. Cherry-Amaretto, Chocolate-Caramel Mocha. Heavenly, sublime and oh so tasty.  Oh, thank heaven for 7-11. Of course, you can’t do it a just any 7-11.  You have to find one that has the right flavoured creamers in their coffee […]

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May 20, 2013

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A question of Style

Writing is a funny thing.  I started a post on inspiration and halfway through I realized, I was writing about style… so, a quick subject change and we’re off. They say we are the sum of our experiences, but I hadn’t realized… just how that adage is reflected in my writing. There are the things that you […]

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May 19, 2013

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People are strange

I think if  I could just accept the title of this post as the guiding force behind people’s actions, I’d probably be better off. Think about it.  Instead of thinking ‘why did they park in my yard?’ I could shrug it off with a simple ‘people are strange’ and go about my business.  I mean, […]

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May 18, 2013

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Insomnia, when you’re single, is easy.  You aren’t going to wake anyone up, and you can always sleep in.  You’re not going to throw anyone’s schedule off and you don’t have to worry about anybody but you: a few phone calls and everything is covered. When you’re married… (or living with someone) especially if children […]

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May 16, 2013

An average day

What is my average day?  It depends.  Honestly I don’t think I have an average anything.  There are certain things I do every morning, and some seem to be ‘every morning’; there are things I do every night,  but the rest of the time, between waking and going to bed? Some things happen regularly, like […]

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May 15, 2013