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.

My Own Personal Death Star

A long time ago, in a neighborhood far, far away, a lonely boy sat in his bedroom in Brooklyn, and dreamed about growing up to be a Jedi Knight. That sad, lonely, nerdy boy was me, Modern Philosophers. You didn’t … Continue reading

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The Magic Of Running In The Rain

My stepmother had a saying, Modern Philosophers, about how only a fool isn’t smart enough to come in out of the rain. So perhaps it’s my stepmother’s fault that I  enjoy running in the rain.  After all, I was too … Continue reading

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The Ghost Busting My Balls

I was exhausted today because I didn’t sleep well last night, Modern Philosophers, and I know exactly who’s to blame… My ex-wife! Sure, we’ve been divorced for fifteen years, and I haven’t seen her for almost as long, but that … Continue reading

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Will We Ever Outrun The Calories?

I’m long overdue for a running post, Modern Philosophers. I don’t want you to think that my lack of writing about running means that I’ve given up on the dreaded activity. That’s never going to happen.  My memories of fat … Continue reading

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My Brain Will Fill In The Rest

One of the biggest drawbacks of being a superstitious writer working on a secret project, Modern Philosophers, is that I don’t have anyone to talk to about my story. I can’t seek out advice, run plot ideas past anyone, or … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Shout-Out

I was just siting there, minding my own business, when something exciting happened, Modern Philosophers. Okay, let me backtrack a bit and fill in some details so that intriguing opening sentence makes sense. Last night was the final taping of … Continue reading

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An Easter Egg On Easter

Happy Easter, Modern Philosophers! I know the writing of my TV series has caused me to neglect the blog, but that doesn’t mean you guys aren’t on my mind. I think of you every time I put on a toga, … Continue reading

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