Monthly Archives: December 2013

Ten Ways to Become a Better Writer

Originally posted on Writing English:
Spend even a short time reading through blogs and you’ll quickly realize that a lot of blog-space is spent discussing the art of writing. People who have the urge to express themselves want to do it well, and are willing to work hard to become the best writers they can…

I’ll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours

All is Stardust (and Everything Else is Love)

All is stardust (and everything else is love) By Stevie Elepan Marzo Regalo understood that only death awaited him on the other side of the hatch. Time slowed and so did his heart. He savored every breath, breathing in deeply and exhaling slower and slower. He thought for a moment of all the dreams unfulfilled […]

Holiday Crazy Demands of El Gran Muad’ Dib

What I want for Christmas? What I want from life. The first thing is easy enough. I want more adventure. All I have to do is keep living life. As far as I know there is nothing more after this life, at least not for me. If I do things just right there may be […]

(Almost) Everything Grows in Ecuador

Originally posted on The International Man of Teaching:
The weekend having just passed back in Canada was Thanksgiving, and so I find myself thinking of food. Copious amounts of turkey, mashed potatoes, pies of the pecan and pumpkin variety, and cranberry sauce are being consumed by friends and family. It makes me hungry and envious…

24 Rules For Being A Gentleman In 2014

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:
Twenty20 / kirillvasilevphotography The Age of the Gentleman — that semi-imaginary time we all have in our heads where men you actually wanted to sleep with wore fedoras and treated ladies like ladies — might be over, but there’s no reason it can’t come back next year. We just need…

2013 BOG Voters’ Guide of Secrets

Originally posted on The BOG Blogg:
Contrary to popular belief I’ve given a lot of thought about this 2013 107ist Board Election. I’ve read the answers to the candidate applications, snooped the TLs of candidates on Twitter (those that follow BOG and those that don’t), patrolled the antiquated message board threads  buried under sometimes distracting…

Hybrid Bike Connects to Smartphone, Offers Customized Ride

Originally posted on Product Lifecycle Report:
Many people resist using a bicycle for daily transport because they’re reluctant to arrive at work or a social event sweating from the effort of getting there. Electric bicycles are an option, but they tend to be expensive, heavy and inelegant. Enter the Copenhagen Wheel, which lets riders transform…

10 Old Fashioned Dating Habits We Should Make Cool Again

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:
1. Coming to the door to pick someone up. I think we’ve all had it with the incredibly unromantic “here” text, and meeting up always seems to be more casual and platonic than the alternative. Of course, meeting someone from online or any circumstance like that would probably be the…

A Drunk Note to my sober and hungover self

Dear Stevie. If you are reading this then you have sobered up. You were drunk and crying but you gave yourself a real nice pep talk so here are some things to remember You are a very kind person with kind and loving people in your life that like and you think you are a […]