Electronic Cigarettes?

Introduction Recently I decided to quit smoking, for good.  I have “quit” on many occasions for varying lengths of time using a number methods.  My most successful attempt lasted for over three years, cold turkey.  It seems, though, that the older I have gotten the more impossibly difficult it has become to quit.  That, combined with the fact that many of my closest friends and family are smokers, has made my recent attempts to quit fail miserably, often only lasting a week or two.  Some people might think that all it takes is good old will power, but the legality and inherent accessibility of cigarettes, added to the fact that nicotine is more addictive than heroin or cocaine – makes quitting cigarettes one of the most difficult things a person can do.  I have tried Chantix, the patch, the gum, the lozenges – everything.  They all work the same way […]

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An experiment in leadership.

I recently decided to undertake a unique challenge in leadership, a challege which most people will deem silly and pointless, to lead my own raiding guild in the game World of Warcraft. Before I get into the meat of this post, I recognize that WoW is just a game, and as such most people dismiss the fact that it has any real world value whatsoever. This I will agree with as it is, just a game. However, I do feel that real world value can be taken from it.

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Vonnegut on Style

Since high school, I always hated writing. Yet, oddly, it always came naturally to me. I communicate much better in text than I do in words. Writing this blog has turned my from hating writing, to loving it. Even when I know very few people read this, I get a certain satisfaction out of putting my thoughts down on “paper” in a place I know I will be able to look back on, and forever be able to evaluate my progress as a “writer”.

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Only people who have blogs, read blogs

Would you agree, or disagree?  When I say this, I am not implying that people who do not have blogs never read, or stumble across a blog.  This is obviously not the case, since half of the links on Digg, sites like Lifehacker and Gizmodo, among other things, are blogs.  What I am suggesting is that, only people who have blogs, like my blog, read other blogs, like my blog. Prior to deciding that I wanted to write, I thought that blogs were one of the stupidest things ever.  Who wants to read some assholes opinion on things?  After getting bored enough one day, I decided that I wanted to write about some things, and I decided that a blog was the right avenue for it.  It was at this point that I began to read other blogs.   It wasn’t so much that after having my own blog, my […]

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New Design Launched!

The design of this site, although it may not appear as such, has probably over 200 combined hours of time wrapped up in it. It started as a mock up drawn in photoshop by my close friend Jin, and the rest was left to me. The goal was simple. I wanted to create something fairly minimal, while still having room for lots of extraneous content, and I wanted it to be very unlike anything other blog I had seen.

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