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Will
NY, PA, OH, and/or AZ
Graduated from Susquehanna University with a B.A. in creative writing, and from Ohio University with an M.A. in English. Interested in editing and teaching.
Interests: literature, psychology, philosophy, education, memoir, creative writing, broadcasting.
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Dear Zak, Aaron, and Nick (a.k.a. the GAC [Ghost Adventures Crew]), My name is Will and your show is very important to me. I never believed in ghosts. I still don't. That's not the point. The point is your show... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2013 at Youngest of One
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[Preface: What you see below, in non-boldface type was written way back in early September 2012. I never posted it because it remained unfinished. I'm expanding on it and posting this now partially because summertime is most conducive to blogging.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2013 at Youngest of One
I can't talk about the living room without first mentioning the Taylor Lautner poster. This wonderful decorative element was introduced at the beginning of my senior year. Before that, we residents of the Writers House had done relatively little to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2012 at Youngest of One
Focus. I'm only going to tell you about the place I lived for the bulk of the past three years. No, I need a narrower scope. Today I'm just going to write about the kitchen in the place where I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at Youngest of One
For a few weeks there I wasn't blogging because I had nothing to say, but for more than a few days now I've really wanted to write this down. I just haven't had the time, or when i did I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2011 at Youngest of One
In my view, he's making the whole human race look bad, but especially young people. If you haven't been following sports news, which I never ever do but this story was impossible to get away from over the weekend, Rory... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at Youngest of One
It dawned on me earlier today just how eclectic and malleable my life is, even more so than the average life, I would think. Take one month ago, for instance. Last month I was still living in a flat in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2011 at Youngest of One
Last week I saw something in Manhattan that I've never seen before. That's a statement that could be made any day out of my summer and some years of my life, I suppose, because every time you step into Manhattan... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2011 at Youngest of One
Efficiency. Synergy. Enplanement. These are all words that are in my vocabulary now that I'm working a nine to five office job. (Don't ask about that last word; no, I don't work for an airline.) Well, not exactly nine to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2011 at Youngest of One
I'm sitting in a hotel room in Edinburgh where I never intended to be until yesterday. No lie, I booked this room by using a web site called "last minute [dot] com." It figures that the day of my return... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2011 at Youngest of One
Above is a travel video (or vlog, if you prefer) which lasts not much longer than about five minutes, and despite that it took me many hours of the day to create it. When I finally managed to upload it... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at Youngest of One
This is good. I've been hearing some kind words about my recent bloggy efforts, and it's nice to know that some people are reading. I would have written more in the past week, but I went from being busy taking... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at Youngest of One
Thanks, Lauren. I'm glad to hear that about my prose. Maybe I should write every blog entry when I'm as exhausted as I was last night.
Toggle Commented May 10, 2011 on Examining My First Exam at Youngest of One
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Now that I've had the first of my two exams, I guess I should follow up on the concerns I raised in my last blog entry. When I turned off the light and put my head to the pillow last... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2011 at Youngest of One
I'm going to see how much of a blog post I can create in less than an hour, because let me tell you: the way I write these things, it generally takes longer than that. But it's already very late,... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2011 at Youngest of One
I really should've blogged yesterday, or written anything for that matter. I spent so much time bored and sitting at my computer, doing next to nothing. That's not completely fair. There was a point in the afternoon when I got... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at Youngest of One
I've just got to blog about something besides blogging. That's what this blog needs, something far less meta. (I just typed "meat" instead of "meta." Those are two words that shouldn't be so similar.) You know, after all these years,... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2011 at Youngest of One
What year is it? Where do I begin? No, not at the beginning. Linear storytelling won't do. I have an idea. Jump to some time last fall as I'm preparing to spend next semester abroad in Glasgow, when I receive... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2011 at Youngest of One
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Mar 15, 2010
After Dr. Robertson recently posted his soundtrack to our course, I was inspired to create my own interpretation. I've compiled a playlist of ten songs. For each I'll provide a link and some reasoning for why I chose it. 1. "Clap Your Hands!" by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah I can't think of a better way to begin this soundtrack. Just listen to that crowd of background singers who are being commanded to clap their hands. They're totally skeptical! Particular Lyrics: "CLAP YOUR HANDS! (But I have no money.) CLAP YOUR HANDS! (Are you up to something?)" 2."Jesusland" by Ben... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2010 at Spring Semester Skepticism
If I'm not mistaken, then in the recent past Dr. Robertson brought up the question of what a society of atheists would really be like. When I heard that question, I was reminded of a guy named George Hrab. Now, Hrab is a musician and a damn good one. Besides that, he is also an outspoken atheist and a podcaster. I was listening to his podcast one time when he responded to a letter of fan mail. The listener's question was something to the effect of: Don't we need religion in order to instruct us on how to live morally?... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2010 at Spring Semester Skepticism
http://www.pangloss.com/seidel/shake_rule.html Start with the word "Thou," then add one word from each column, and voilà! You've got your own unique Shakespearean insult. Enjoy. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2010 at Spring Semester Skepticism
Don't know what the fail whale is? Just wait until Twitter is down. It only breaks down every other day or so. Speaking of Twitter, you can follow this blog and my new writing exercise at this address:http://twitter.com/novelgazing There you'll see two tweets for each chapter of Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Each is labeled with a chapter number. The first is the serious synopsis, and the second is my humorous take. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2009 at Spring Semester Skepticism
Several months later, in the basement of my aunt’s and uncle’s house, I sit on the soft couch with the large, blue cushions beside my cousin Andrew1. He holds the game controller for the Nintendo 642 as he plays through the latest chapter in the Legend of Zelda3. This isn’t a multiplayer game. Andrew plays because it’s his game and he’s older, while I sit and watch. We spend many afternoons this way. My legs dangle from the plushy seat cushion, and my feet barely touch the maroon carpet, covered in most places by old laundry, papers, VHS tapes4, golf... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2009 at Spring Semester Skepticism
The following passages are excerpts from Friday's journal, translated from Portuguese. Dear Journal, Today I met my new master, who tells me that his name is Master. I've gotten a new name myself, for he calls me Friday. I quite like the name. I'm a servant to Master because I owe him my life. I was in the hands of my captors, being garnished for the feast I was about to become, when I managed to slip from their grasp and make my escape. However, I wouldn't have survived the ordeal without the help of Master. When two of my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2009 at Spring Semester Skepticism