July 2008

  • Quotes & Questions

    I am really enjoying going through this old coil notebook of my writings from the summer of 1995. It’s strange how this first version of Silent Cacophony is a lot like a blog. The titles of the posts this week are the actual titles above each entry I wrote in that coil notebook. Here is […]

  • Possible Titles

    This is the second excerpt from my recently discovered lost work. This is the second page of the coil notebook and it shows a brainstorming session as I try to come up with a title for it. Well, here it is in its entirety. LITERATURE I smell a rat. Literature. U ARE A LITE RAT. […]

  • What is This?

    It seems that he has lost what was left of his sanity. Saneness is in the mind of the beholder. Little voice in one’s head may be dismissed as Cacophony. Phooey-phooey, you may say. Or you did say if you are reading aloud. Sunglasses worn over top of your hat are cool. Life is … […]

  • The First Silent Cacophony

    I was doing some major cleaning and decluttering on the weekend and I came across something that I thought was lost – the original Silent Cacophony book. I couldn’t believe I actually found it. I screamed out loud and jumped around at the discovery of this small coil notebook. It meant a lot to me […]

  • A Teacher in the Summer

    What does a teacher do in the summer? It’s a good question and one that I’ve actually been asked to address on this blog. So here goes, Teachers don’t make a lot of money when they first start out. In fact, I still have a hard time making ends meet. But since I have been […]

  • How Many Elements?

    How many elements are there in this world? Modern scientists would probably argue that there are hundreds. They would be able to prove and show how each of the elements differ and how they all deserve to have their own classification. I often think that science looks at too many things. I think that scientists […]

  • Love At First Sight

    I believe in love at first sight. It’s happened to me before. Unfortunately when it did happen, I didn’t act on it and I have never seen her again. It was about ten years ago but her image remains burned in my brain. One of my biggest regrets in life is that I never ran […]

  • The Easiest and Hardest Word to Say

    “No” Isn’t it? It’s easy to say no to certain people in certain situations. It’s hard to say no to some people no matter what the situation. It’s easy to say no to things that you think people expect you to say no to. It’s hard to say no to things that people seem to […]

  • Can Guys and Girls be Friends?

    This is an age-old debate that spans all the way back to 1989. At least that’s when I first heard of it. It was the theme of one of the greatest movies of all time, When Harry Met Sally. Harry felt that guys and girls couldn’t be friends. He thought that sex would always be […]

  • Something Had To Go

    I have to tighten up my belt. Trim my spending. Pinch my pennies. I’m sure you know what that’s like. I looked at a few things in my life and really thought about all the spending that I do. I needed to cut back on it. I’ve never been one to budget. I’m not the […]