Author Archives: Austin

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.

Hitting The Big Five-Oh

I hit a major milestone over the weekend, Modern Philosophers. The big Five-Oh. No, I did not turn 50!  How could you even think that?  I’m not that old and my birthday is in January.  You should all have the … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Chief Of Staff

I wildly shoveled another forkful of omelet into my mouth like I hadn’t had anything to eat in weeks. Sure, I was embarrassed by my gluttonous behavior, but it was so delicious, and I was absolutely ravenous after my morning … Continue reading

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The Gorgeous Girl in the Hideous Hoodie

Justin and Marc always sat at the outermost table in the busy quad because they thought it gave them the best view for people watching. At the moment, however, both young men were clearly more interested in their phones than … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Ice Cream Socialists

At a time when our President cannot find the words to condemn Nazis and white supremacists, I think it’s time to support a new political party to lead our nation back from the brink of Trump-ageddon, Modern Philosophers. I offer … Continue reading

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That New Life Smell

It has been a long week of adjustments at The House on the Hill, Modern Philosophers. The most obvious change, of course, being the loss of Miss Luna.  While I am heartbroken and feel like there is a giant hole … Continue reading

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The Devil Declines

It’s Sunday, Modern Philosophers, and I know many of you tune into this blog today to read our most popular weekly feature, the Sundays With Satan Short Story Series. Due to this week’s unfortunate events, however, I have decided to … Continue reading

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How To Survive The Grieving Process

It has been a rough week at The House on the Hill, Modern Philosophers, since Miss Luna went to her new home in Kitty Heaven. As I live alone and don’t have a special someone, I’ve basically been on my … Continue reading

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