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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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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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Said


The open ends of time well spent, while drifting between the light that’s sent. Finding ways, not always right. But nearing that which I see in sight. Past neverendings and new beginnings, till beginnings become an ending. And finally that … Continue reading

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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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Teardrop


I wipe emotion from my eyes. And watch it dry inside. A teardrop never lies. As it slowly melts and dies. There’s a tremble in disguise. And slowly I surmise. That love never really sighs. It just blossoms in the … Continue reading

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Midnight Tears


Midnight tears trickle down a cheek of discontent. They fall like rubies to the ground, colored by different shades of intoxication. Misplaced treasures gather at my feet, forgotten emotions that are only missed when the inevitable waves of time washes … Continue reading

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Blogging: They aren’t coming back…


I often tell you that I don’t count on return visits from my followers. I want to share with you a stat image that will further highlight this fact. You will notice from my graph that there are definite times … 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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Silent Night


Silent night… come still this voice. Let my cares burn before me in a flare of emotion so bright it causes their eyes to turn away. And as the night creeps in I will steal away, to seek the end … 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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Midnight Poet


The words look different under the light of the moon. Perhaps it is the lack of light that prevents the pages from shining haunting images of inadequacy. It matters not that the same scene is now portrayed by glowing screens … Continue reading

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The Jester


He hides his pain behind a permanent smile. Making other people laugh, while feeling no joy. A beautiful painting of conflicting emotion. Suspended in ultimate devotion. To the task of making other humans laugh. A slave, a servant, is there … 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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Airbrush


She uses her airbrush with ease. Wistfully erasing the imperfections she sees, the mistakes she knows others must observe. It is a sad kind of art that takes place here. Instead of adding to a masterpiece a portrait is created … Continue reading

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30 Years Ago I came to America


Thirty years ago a Korean boy stepped off a plane accompanied by a translating chaperone. He was two and a half years old, he was most likely scared, and he was about to step off the plane into a very … Continue reading

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There is a hole in my pocket


There is a hole in my pocket. I dare not place anything of value within it. I wonder now what may have been already lost. Have I been giving to the world blindly and do inadvertent gifts of charity count … Continue reading

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Abandoned Warrior


You kneel there facing the sun. Contemplating a lifetime in a moment as you gaze at the light for the last time. The sun seems to strive at forcing away the quickly tumbling curtain upon reality before your eyes. It … Continue reading

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“How I Write” By OM


I hope Jami doesn’t mind, but I will reference her comment for this post. She requested it and I am always willing to write about things I am not good at. I will post here comment first “I still watch … 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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My God


My God comforts me in the morning. He listens to me in the evening and whispers to me during the night. He calms me when I allow it. I ignore him often, but he does not seem to mind. Like … Continue reading

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Blogging without Rules


There are no rules for blogging except for the few defined by WordPress and Google in terms of interaction, spamming, and copyright. In fact all the “rules” you will see on SEO and Google relationships are many times wrong. Be … Continue reading

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The Daily Opinion – Connection


Do you remember life before the cell phone? How did we survive back then?

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My Friend Crohn’s Disease


Someone asked me to write a little article on what it is like living with Crohn’s Disease. I am happy to do so and actually I just had this conversation recently with my parents while they were visiting for Christmas. … Continue reading

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Nameless but Important


I believe you are as important as you want to be. When I come to work I don’t get handshakes and head nods from the people that work during the day. All they see is a shadow, a nameless, hoody … Continue reading

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