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Tuesday, July 31, 2007


It had to happen eventually.

I've been blogging to myself ever since I brought this page out of hibernation; my readership has dwindled to, well... me, and I have had trouble finding things I could write passionately about.

That is, with one exception. I've mentioned a couple times now that I've been working on an essay that was very important to me. I couldn't blog, but I could add to the essay. The overwhelming majority of my creative energies have been directed into it. It's been eight months now that I've been revising and editing the piece. The time has just about arrived for me to reveal it. With the posting of this document, there are bound to be changes to the blog itself. That's what this post is announcing.

I'm going to start with my essay, then continue expounding on the ideas essential to its theme. I'm expecting to observe a general drift toward relevance in the blogosphere as I make my presence more accessible.

It had to happen eventually: I finally figured out what this blog, what blogging, is for.

I'll add that this is a very precisely named post. It's not only a description of the changes happening at Prose Justice, but it also alludes to a good chunk of the content that's coming in the days ahead. Incidentally, due to the changes occurring, it will be the last post (for a long time, at least) to follow my 'single million-dollar-word' naming scheme.

There will be interesting times ahead, my friends.

Thursday, July 19, 2007


We're on a roll here. New word for the day:


re·jec·tile [ri-jek-til, -tahyl] –noun- Human subject, usually male, who upon attempting to court a member of the opposite sex, is turned away so forcefully that he is seen to fly backward from the encounter.

Usage: "Dude, she turned him into a freaking rejectile."

I haven't had my coffee yet.