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grin and bare it

A blog by Matthew Dicks

Writers often don’t know what we are doing.

By mattyd | March 22, 2021

I’m going to spend this week writing about writing: Specifically, I plan on dispelling some of the myths and misconceptions about the witting process, in hopes of helping writers, teachers, and parents assist themselves, their…

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Which vaccine is best?

By mattyd | March 21, 2021

If you’re concerned about which vaccine is best for you, or if you have questions the COVID-19 vaccines at all, I recommend watching this video on the subject. It explains the issue in astonishing clarity.…

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By mattyd | March 20, 2021

Charlie claimed that he could see his own butt. I scoffed at this ridiculous, ludicrous claim. Charlie enjoyed this glorious, “I told you so.”

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Brandolini’s Law and Dicks Law

By mattyd | March 19, 2021

Brandolini’s law, also known as the bullshit asymmetry principle, is an internet adage which describes the difficulty of debunking false, facetious, or otherwise misleading information.   The law postulates that the amount of energy needed…

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I’m okay.

By mattyd | March 18, 2021

Over the past few weeks, I’ve written a couple of posts that have annoyed a considerable number of people. In addition readers objecting strenuously to some of my ideas, I’ve also received a healthy amount…

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Another Matthew Dicks

By mattyd | March 17, 2021

Someone began impersonating me on Instagram yesterday, reaching out to followers to ask for money. Pretty annoying. I’ve since had the fake account deleted after jumping through a few Instagram hoops, but it wasn’t amusing.…

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Declaration of War

By mattyd | March 16, 2021

The world is hard enough already. Global pandemic. White supremacists and the MAGA mob attempting an insurrection at the Capitol. Republican lawmakers across the country passing legislation designed to disenfranchise black and brown voters. Chronically…

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Richard Marx is a hero. Chachi is not.

By mattyd | March 15, 2021

Remember Richard Marx? The Grammy award winning, multi-platinum pop star from the late 1980’s and early 1990’s? He’s still making music today. Also writing a memoir that publishes this summer. But more importantly, did you…

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“You can’t expect novel results without novel behavior.”

By mattyd | March 14, 2021

“You can’t expect novel results without novel behavior.” Pretty good. Right? It’s not mine, but I love it. It’s the the philosophy of every single cell in my body. The polarity of every atom that…

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The value of unsolicited advice

By mattyd | March 13, 2021

An actual conversation I had with someone recently: ME: It makes me crazy when I offer someone some logical, effective, proven advice, solicited advice, even, but they just aren’t open to receiving the feedback. Why…

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