By Matthew David Brozik

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Matthew is the author of Taking Ivy Seriously.

NaNoWriMo Alternatives

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is upon us once again! The goal? Write 50,000 words of a new novel between November 1 and 30…no matter how bad the writing is! Of course, completing a draft of a novel in one month’s time is not everyone’s aspiration. There are an estimated five hundred people in the …

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The NeverVending Story

Upon the workday snacking hour, I make a break room tea run. Perhaps I’ll buy a sticky roll… Alas, I do not C1. I scan the other snacks behind The glass front of th’ store. Are those marshmallow rice treats where They never were B4? Button push’d! Spiral turns… My choice is left behind! The …

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Moonsplaining

Did I overhear you ladies chit-chatting about the Moon? Do you mind if I join your conversation? I think I might be able to help you wrap your pretty little heads around the topic. But you really shouldn’t feel bad if you can’t. After all, it is astronomical. You might get that joke later. So, …

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My Week of No

Sunday Sunday morning was warm, bright, and full of promise, and when the man behind the counter at the bagel store asked if I’d like milk and sugar in my large coffee, I said, “No, thank you,” kicking off my weeklong experiment in harnessing the power of negativity. My coffee was terrible but my mood …

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