Solo Echo Practice

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No action is ever out of the question.

There is always a proper place and time for anything.

Take a man's daughter from him

and threaten to kill her

but give him a chance to slit your throat

and he will.

When looked at like this

life is less about the individual

and more about the setting.

But who...

Fiction Tennis, Volley 16 as reply to Fiction Tennis, Volley 15

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Dempsey was pounding the Apple Magic Keyboard connected wirelessly to his  iMac when the door flung open. How could such a beautiful sight stir such fright in him. Had she found out about last night's escapade?

"Babe. What the hell is going on?"

He took his hands off the keyboard and moved...

Abe's Blog

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V2 rocket program.

Gravity's Rainbow by  Thomas Pynchon .

A novel inspired by a single concept. That sprawled into an entire web of stories.

All coming from one human, timeless value: fear .

The  ICBM will take less than half an hour. It will arrive with no sound. It's probably better if...

Money - Fresh from the Press

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A few minutes ago, I was sitting on the toilet when suddenly an idea struck. I finally had a name for my not-yet created money / financial newsletter .

Without further ado, I introduce:  No, there isn't a landing page yet, nor is there anything other.

The idea struck me,...
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I've been meaning to recommend you check out 
Chris Do

This article now gives me a specific thing to send your way:

It's for a 
Space titled Why Boredom Is Important For Creativity- Biz Fundamentals

ps: twitter space is just 
 but on Twitter.
Abraham Kim

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And, not Or

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The promise of  web 3.0 or  web3 is cool. Basically it argues for a shift in the way our digital infrastructure is organized so that not only the investors/founders/creators have equity and profit from that infrastructure but also the users.

There's great power in the idea of feeling like a user...

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Before the commitment

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For me the worst part about the internet is the best feature: infinite access to information.

By this point in my life I've figured out and accepted that the best type of day is not the kind that starts with consuming. It doesn't matter how good the podcast is or how...

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Something about networking events makes you act different. Especially when around someone super successful. You start trying to think of interesting things to say. You begin feeling like the beginning lines of Eminem 's Lose Yourself. 

I've been around that rodeo enough now that I catch myself. You don't need...

Flash Fiction Practice
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This was before  web 2.0 . You didn't surf the net expecting most your information to come from one of the bigs like Facebook or  Twitter . Instead you would visit these horribly designed websites with no sense of  topography and often light-yellow or pitch black backgrounds. Something about that...

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My Twitter feed consisted mostly of what people would consider "money twitter". Tim Ferriss and Joe Rogan type of content. Libertarian, respectful of classical education while simultaneously prowling for new hacks, and bullish on individualism type of influencers and content.

Anyways, a trope on my feed was this idea that...
Thinking for yourself is a tough one. Because it's so important yet at the same time the only way to think well for oneself is to be open to changing the way one thinks based on others'... especially wiser ones than us.

experience is a great one. I think often we delude ourselves into thinking we are getting a lot of experience.. but we're just scrolling through 
 head nodding at things we already knew/experienced. 
Abraham Kim

Flash Fiction Practice

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I once watched two people fall in love and it made me sad. One of them was my roommate, and I was sad because when it happened, I didn't feel anything.

We had all gone to high school together... somehow we were living in the same house. Ivan, the guy, fell...

Flash Fiction Practice
She waited eagerly

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She waited eagerly. Everyday. Especially when walking under the summer sky on her walks, wondering what this winter would be like. 

She secretly hoped that COVID would be worse this year. That it would be bad enough that her university would let her work from home again. 

She wanted this...
Keni and Brandon have you heard anything about Magnesium. It's currently a big thing with a lot of guys on the Church of 
 who claim that it's been great for their mood and sleep.
Abraham Kim
More than decent
I honestly can't claim any horizon projects because I'm not working on anything at the moment that I have outcome based expectations for yet.

I do have general expectations for continuing to develop the world of 
and the characters within it... which I'm doing in the "I found the diaries of Greco" series, but even with that I see it more as practice than a thing I'm horizoning.

Let me know if I'm thinking of horizon projects different than you. I'm interpreting it as the biggest, active project that you are planning to complete.


Similarly to the saving hte best part for later fallacy that writers make, I think you should just write it through. Write it through because then the real part begins. Finding what's wrong with it and why it sucks.

Most writers seem to do a better job with fixing bad writing then creating bad writing. Most writers refuse to write bad stuff so they sit with their phone in their hands staring at
or motiviational
videos instead.

Trust me, your story's going to suck really bad. No matter how great you think it is in your head. So get it out and then let's make it good.

I touch on this in 
Rewriting is easier than writing Yours Truly

Also recommend the article that's mentioned in that post. In fact just read that.
Abraham Kim

Documenting Adagia
Corners as reply to Internet Corners

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Even the big spaces like Twitter have their own corners within them. The difference between big places and small corners though is that the latter continues to design intentionally for the specific corner crowd.

Product Hunt and Angel List was designed specifically from the get-go for a niche case. A...

Somebody who works at Balloon House Magazine

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Later while alone it what I wanted when around Jeannie became clear. It went beyond her flesh, past the mere material -- just as how the story of a book is worth more than the ink and paper that contain it, 

I'd been daydreaming too much about my meetings with...

200 Words a Day
What makes a legend?

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Tim Subiaco will always be a legend to me. He was one of the rare members who wrote fiction everyday. Almost all the other people couldn't manage it. They either were like me and got stuck by the allure of writing the more easy nonfiction or they just stopped showing...
I am starting to think that the things that make a business successful - boils down to the basic things that most of us need on an individual level. 

Boom that's all it is. Organizations/businesses are there simply because it proved to be the best way to deliver some type of affect to humans. As in 
Jack Dorsey
said it best that he was never trying to found a company when founding
. It just got to the point where having a company was the only way to get Twitter to operate at the scale needed.

Now this is not to say that all incumbent businesses are pure and holy. Often the environment will be conducive to the growth and sustanence of lackluster organizations. This is where disruption is possible.
Abraham Kim

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Welcome to America

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If you're lucky you'll get to live long enough that your lens' grows cloudy. It doesn't matter how sharp your base vision is before this gradual formation. Even if you were seeing 20/8 (the accepted max visual acuity for humans) the world will still appear obscured to you through cataracts...