Personal Archaeology 12: Things Left in the Wake

Had I really been on my game last month, I would have written about my high school graduation 25 years ago on June 25 instead of a week or two later.  As it happened, I didn't do much to commemorate the anniversary on the actual day, aside from making a comment on a friend's Facebook …

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Personal Archaeology 11: Standing on Ceremony

So I would be a complete liar if I said that I had forgotten that I held onto my cap, gown, medals, yearbooks, T-shirts, and other commemorative items from my senior year of high school.  Oh sure, all of the stuff (with the exception of my class T-shirt and yearbooks) wound up in the same …

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Personal Archaeology 10: You’re a Pathetic, Lovesick Loser Charlie Brown!

Somewhere in the September 1991 part of my teenage journal is a transcript of the time I called up my crush and asked her out. I feel like I need to let that marinate for a moment because it might take a moment for you to understand that I called this girl up, asked her …

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Personal Archaeology, 9: When I Was Twenty

There's been this thing going around the internet this week where people post pictures of themselves at the age of twenty. It's coincided with people sharing their senior class photos, which was some sort of "solidarity with the class of 2020" thing that I didn't understand*, but I don't know the reason behind the twenty-year-old …

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Uncollecting Update March 2020

Well, as always, I’ll start with my numbers for the month … Media consumed # (remaining/total) Comics Read: 53 (273/355) Trade Paperbacks/Graphic Novels Read: 1 (63/74) Books Read: 7 (138/153) Movies to Watch: 5 (68/78) TV Shows Completed: 0 (17/17) Podcast Episodes Remaining: 74 I'm actually surprised that I only read one graphic novel/trade paperback. …

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It’s not emasculating. You just need to get over yourself.

So about a month or two ago, I'm starting to think about what I can do to better my journaling. My personal journal was turning into a long tome of complaining about myself as well as throwing my worries onto paper, and while that can be healthy, I found that it was also overwhelming anything …

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