Wednesday, November 04, 2009


Earlier this week, I downloaded Freedom and I've been using it every day since. It disables your internet connection for however long you specify. Great writing tool. Today I set it for three hours.

One of the toughest tasks of a writer is keeping your butt in the chair -- or at least keeping your eyes on whatever it is you're writing. Whenever I'm writing and I hit a spot where I'm not quite sure what I want to write next, or if I've got a complex thought I can't figure out how to word, I find myself reaching for the mouse to see what's happening online.

Invariably, nothing is happening online -- at least not anything that can't wait for me to finish writing. But still I go looking for it.

The temptation to do so is so strong that I've had to go to extremes to avoid it. In times past when I've had particularly difficult passages to write, I've escaped to small towns where there's no Internets to speak of, or to a Motel 6 off I-435.

But now, with Freedom, I can deprive myself in the comfort of my own home.


Applecart T. said...

so i guess that means you have to use a real dictionary. bummer! i could not spell or be accurate w/o m-w &

and, once there, well, you know what happens …

good find!

i will continue to employ my willpower solely, b/c it fails all other ways. it can conquer internet!

(you could also just shut off the wifi or unplug the cable : )

Anonymous said...

"The music is reversable...but time is not. TURN BACK...TURN BACK...TURN BACK...TURN BACK!!!"

The Italian peninsula is very pronounced as it juts out into the Medietereanean.
Considering the shape it is quite obvious they were the primary targets of the post-IceAge/Straight of Gibralter/Noah's Flood disaster.
Considering the shape of the boot and how Sicily "caught" the surge, the resulting tsunami inundated the entire southern portion of the peninsula, killing everything and perhaps covering even the highest land masses.
In the 20th century the Italians were convinced entering clone hosting was ascention into heaven, and their success was a recruiting tool, just as the Holocaust was for the Jews.

Until ugliness ocurrs I won't have the disfavored's respect. How ugly do you people need it to get?
They obviously fail to recognize storms are my specialty.
The Gods just sent another clue:::2.24 orca killing two days after viewing "The Cove".
She's better off dead than knowingly incurring evil in her profession, but this is very common today:::People think they are "earning".
How's an 8.8 for ugly????:::I was told I was not welcome because I insulted the shitty quality of their fruit.
"You're not welcome here." Oh no? Ok...
They're sending a clue about who I am.

The women have God's favor, and when the women do all the evil, as was the case in my family, this serves to "equalize" the playing field, ensuring no wisdom comes to this family as they grow older. As a result they never make progress and achieve the lowest possible placement when reincarnated.

The Gods have black women betray the men to prime misogyny in the black community.
They're lying to you and they've been your WHOLE LIVES!!
Europeans deserved to be inflicted with Christianity and the United States. It's just too bad the black man had to assimilate into this white punishment.
How ironic:::As they strive for "equal rights" they actually are sinking lower into the mire of disfavor.
Reverse positioning.

Just as the Gods prohibited the Italians from attacking the Moors because of their favor, so were the Jews prohibited from attacking (most) motherland Germans. Instead they attacked German-Americans.
And the United States for ignoring the Holocaust as it happened. Thus we had the 60s and the deterioration of decency in society.
The Italians, sexual a primary problem, had an endless supply at hand.
The Jews, sheltered from this new-world holocaust in their communities, watched the devestation.
As you entered the "valley of steel" you fell prey to temptation and betrayed your families and were punished:::The Gods "managed" these groups whom did their dirty work, "downgrading" the Jews for their obscene wickedness post-Holocaust.
Both Catholic, the Irish were too drunk to organize, which is why they didn't hurt the BILLIONS which Italians did.

The voice you hear in your head is the power of the Gods. It's a remote technology, like a computer, perhaps functioning on some frequency, and it can listen and talk to everyone in the universe simultaneously.
What the Gods taught the children was the truth:::God is everywhere, and this is what they meant. I will remind you of another principle you learned as a child:::If you want to go to heaven you have to be good.

And justice for all.