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When Does Life Start To Imitate Art?

I am a hopeless romantic, Modern Philosophers, with a definite accent on the hopeless part of that title. It’s not that I’m looking for love in all the wrong places, but more a case of love hiding from me so … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Corpse, Part 10

“This is the District Attorney’s Office,” Wally pointed out as his voice echoed down the long, wide corridor with incredibly high ceilings.  “You said we were going to one of the most dangerous places in the city.” Bruno stopped short, … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Corpse, Part 9

“What did the Captain mean when he said we could be called the Jock Squad?” Wally asked full of wide eyed innocence.  “Did you used to play ball?” Bruno sat at his desk, intently reading a very detailed text from … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Corpse, Part 8

Corny Star Wars jokes aside, Captain Hamel did seem to have a sixth sense for knowing whenever Detective Bruno was near. “Bruno!  And bring the rookie!” he bellowed from his office the second Bruno stepped into the squad room, even … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Corpse, Part 6

Maggie McGee’s was a dark, quiet bar just far enough from the station house to not be a cop bar, and close enough to Bruno’s house that he could walk home should he ever enjoy one too many after a … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Corpse, Part 5

“I knew it!” Wally exclaimed as he sprang out of his seat.  “The Nun did it!” Bruno calmly turned to the rookie.  “Shut the hell up and sit down, kid.  The adults are having a conversation.” The look on Bruno’s … Continue reading

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Keep The Dream Fires Burning

It’s easy to let dreams die, Modern Philosophers. That’s just a basic truth.  Dreams need to be fueled with the fires of passion, hard work, commitment, and maybe even a little blind faith and dumb luck. The saying is “Chase … Continue reading

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Give Yourself The Gift Of Nothing

Trying to find the right present for someone gives me anxiety, Modern Philosophers. You’re probably asking yourself, “What doesn’t give you anxiety, Austin?” and you would definitely have a point. Gift giving didn’t earn a place on the Plethora of … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry I Forgot Your Name

Dear Aaron, I owe you a major apology. You have been the lead character of my running Sunday short stories series for months now. Your weekly conversations with Holly are a big favorite on the blog, and my followers adore … Continue reading

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Sunrise, Sunset

Yesterday was a very long day, Modern Philosophers. It started off with a morning run, during which I got to witness the gorgeous sunrise depicted in this photo. After that, it was off to my desk job, which was busy … Continue reading

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