Author Archives: scottmattes

Returning to the Blog

Well, it’s been about two years since I’ve posted anything here, and I think that needs to change. It will change. Why? I don’t know. Mainly because I want to have some of the things that I write out in … Continue reading

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A Confession

Yeah. I committed an internet foul. I’ll admit it. I just edited my previous post. I’m a post tweaker. Deal with it. But in my defense, I don’t think I materially changed the meaning of what I wrote. The edits … Continue reading

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Not Quite Sure What to Think of People Today

I witnessed a car wreck about a half hour ago. No one was injured, which was astonishing given the severity of the wreck. What happened was this: I was slowing down as I drove up to an intersection. It was … Continue reading

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Yet Another Illustration of the Generation Gap

At work today, one of the managers was singing a song.  When he saw me walk by, he stopped singing, and became sad. Manager:  You probably don’t know what that song is. Me: Yeah, I do.  It’s the theme from … Continue reading

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Well That Figures…

I’m not what anyone would call the most fitness minded person in the world. I usually go to the gym about twice a week with the goal of doing enough exercise to convince myself that the next time I go, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on 127 Hours and Reviews

My relationship between movie reviews and movies tends to vary based upon the movie. If the movie is something I want to see for whatever reason, I tend to check the basic rating of the movie.  How many stars did … Continue reading

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Cliches vs. Tropes

Cliches are what happen when lazy writers use tropes. Tropes are what happen when good writers use cliches. And you don’t know which category your writing falls into until the reviews come in. This concludes your lesson for the day.

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