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Why—Just Maybe—You Should Run That Red Light

TRUE OR FALSE? Before we die, the average time that a U.S. individual spends waiting on a red light is three months. I read this statistic somewhere when I was a kid. At first, it intrigued me. Then it scared me. But I got over it—I pushed it out of my thoughts, as I deducted… Continue reading Why—Just Maybe—You Should Run That Red Light

Get You Thinking, Get You Acting

How to Raise a Child, Pre-Conception, Abridged

"An Open Letter to Future Parents, Right Now" or "Molding the Year 2059 through Reproduction" There were a few potential working titles for this one. I took the high road. Our children will be the future of humanity. Current parents already understand that sentiment in their bones. But do any young, non-parents feel that pressure… Continue reading How to Raise a Child, Pre-Conception, Abridged

Thoughts of a Writer

The Most Powerful Plot Device

It’s a super-power. It’s a tragedy. It’s a second chance. It’s even an entire sub-genre. Time Control: the most powerful plot device. Yes. Yes way. What is so engrossing about the concept of time? Mainly, it’s inevitable, consistent, and the frame of not only our lives, but all of history. To us real people, it is… Continue reading The Most Powerful Plot Device