Author Archives: Michael Diamond

Getting What’s Coming

It wasn’t easy for me to get through high school, in fact easy is one of the last adjectives I’d use. I was out of place. A kid from the west side of town, I didn’t fit in with the rest of the richer and far more socially normal students. Being at that high school (a

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Denial

Humanity has the unique ability to take any truth presented to it and warp it to the point where the brain allows that truth to be denied. We can argue all day about what truth is and what it isn’t, but keep in mind that even though it’s 2017, there are people who still honestly

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Closure

When you leave loose threads of fabric around you’re bound to run into problems. I was reminded of this during a recent work trip when I noticed a long green thread dangling from the end of the front of my shirt. Seeking to present the most professional appearance possible I tugged on the thread. This

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Hair on Fire

This is it my fellow Americans. This is the moment I have been dreading for years. A part in our history where we return to some base instinct I thought we’d grown out of. I’m sad to say, but it’s been building for years, and our political leaders have done little to curb it, even

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Making It Stick

Plaster is a sticky substance. I found this out years ago when I worked as a security installer. It was the first time I’d ever been a field technician and had to repair walls. I started in the residential side of the business, making sure homes were protected against break ins and giving the elderly

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