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Harsh Reality


Life is work and work consists of actual work to pay the bills. I’ve been busy being an adult. Working hard and worry about the future. Life of a parent right? Placing writing on hold is something I’ve done many … Continue reading

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Daily


When you say you work in IT most people assume you work on computers. Some think you literally make the computers, while others might assume you write code since you’re Korean. It’s kind of similar to when I say I … Continue reading

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Daily


Sometimes all you need in common is the fact that you were unwanted. The backstory is just the meat. -OM 44.1

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Ok let me explain


I never said I was gonna stop blogging. I just said I was shutting down HarsH ReaLiTy… So this is technically all legal! … -OM

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“You have your whole life ahead of you”


As I transition to a new job I keep being told this. Granted most of the people think I’m 25, when I’m turning 40 this month. A bane of my Korean heritage I suppose. But boy if I hear this … Continue reading

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I hate small talk


I am not much for small talk. Anyone that corresponds with me through email knows this about me by now. I will generally avoid most questions about myself and will only answer what needs to be responded to. It isn’t … Continue reading

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Broken Promises


Winter night of stars and light. An empty glass stands as the past. I see myself in the reflection staring back. Sharded image colored like ice… it is me. Each image a perfect imagination and yet they have reality’s eyes. … Continue reading

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Wannabe Saints and Angels


I see wannabe saints everywhere. People are so quick to say “well if I had this or that I would do this or that.” It is very easy to speculate about what we would do if we had someone else’s … Continue reading

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Blogging for an Audience 101 – Don’t allow a person to monopolize your time


I know… oh lord another blogging article. The amusing part is today I mentally wrote a post and filed it in the glass room about how people should stop writing instructions on blogging. And here I am writing one. Oh … Continue reading

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Black Belts, Eagle Scouts, and Ninjas


I equate a black belt to being in the same category as an eagle scout. I do not know Karate, yes… let’s just let the shock wear off for a second… … … all done? There is no martial arts … Continue reading

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Different Paths


I view the world through a cascade of color. Prisms of light shine through the twin teardrops I have bred, but not yet given birth to. They hang upon my being and sway in a desperate attempt to not succumb … Continue reading

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10 Things Not to Say to an Asian


Do your parents speak English? No, they kind of wave their arms around and point at things while grunting. So do you like eat rice every day? So do you like eat fat every day? When did you come to … Continue reading

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My Writing “Process”


Everyone else is writing “how to” articles so I decided I would write one as well. This is my “how to” process on writing blogs. Hopefully you find some helpful information here. I begin by putting on a plastic crown … Continue reading

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All that was given to me…


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Winter’s Night


She holds my hand and we step into a moment of our own. Nothing else matters, you share everything regardless of what type of emotion is being ingested at that given time. I feel that way about my wife and … Continue reading

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Melting Dreams


Melting dreams they drip from above. Tumbling down filled with love. Love and hope that will never see the light. Try and try as we might. I would not say I am an example to follow. To perhaps read in … Continue reading

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Erindale – Flash Fiction v1


If you walk from the beaches of Dreadbin and follow the river inland for a mile you will reach a giant forest. There are many names for the trees found here, but most people in this area call them Blackwater … Continue reading

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The Daily Opinion – National Pride


Would you die for your country?

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The Daily Opinion – Resolutions


Who has made a New Year’s Resolution for 2014? Has anyone broken theirs already?

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The Daily Opinion – Health


If you knew the exact day you would die would you live your life differently?

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The Tower


It stands, tall and proud.A pillar to the world. A tower, split in half by color.Torn apart by choice. Alternating, its pattern of black and white stone.Beautiful to behold, yet strength is given up. For when visual orgies are the … Continue reading

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The Lost Journals: Chapter One – Pg. 4


12/03/1981 – Journal Entry One Memphis, TN It has been a good year so far and I am thankful that it isn’t as cold as it normally is here in Memphis this time of year. I walked a lot today. … Continue reading

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Inspiration


How closely can inspiration be tied to emotional well-being? This can be one of the hardest parts about being a writer, the ability to separate one’s self from the moment. This is easier said than done, but one thing I … Continue reading

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Awakened


Like a waking dragon, he rises tall. Stretching forth, magnificent, beams of morning light glisten off golden chest. Confidence, supremacy, these are qualities you once more exude. You stride forth, vigor renewed. A fresh look, a fresh face. And yet still the … Continue reading

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Clearly I See


Crisp, the morning air almost hurts for me to breath. I blow fog with each breath I take. It is cold, cold and wet; I feel the damp grass slowly soaking my wool jacket. Above a bird of some type … Continue reading

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