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Update – Aphorism Challenge

Hey everyone,

I thought I’d fill you in on a little of what’s going on with the blog in the coming weeks.  I’m going to give myself a simple challenge for the remainder of this semester.  In a poetry workshop I am currently enrolled in, we discussed the concept of aphorisms.  For those who are unfamiliar, these are short sayings that hint at a truth of life to some degree.  The stereotypical example that always comes to my mind is Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise by Ben Franklin.

The challenge, more specifically, will entail my attempt to write aphorisms.  Starting tomorrow, I will be writing an aphorism every morning throughout the week.  On Sundays, I will select the one or two that stand out to me and post them up to the blog.  It’s a simple challenge that, honestly, is my thinly veiled plan to get my writing juices flowing more readily.

Hope they come out well and you all enjoy,

Combat Steve

P.S.  As a side-note, I went through the trouble of cataloguing my book collection I have here with me in college this weekend.  Very satisfying nerdy work that ultimately produced this handy pie chart:

Pie Chart
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