Category Archives: Pills

Your Brain on Books: Keep Reading, Keep Writing

Personal Blogger Admission: I hated reading at one time. Yeah, I know.

My mother worked at a bookstore. My older sisters worked at the same bookstore. (You’d think that would have been a positive advantage, right?) For Christmas, my mother gave me books instead of toys. Any small, thin gift was suspect. It didn’t matter what she did: I didn’t like to read. I didn’t even like to read comic books. Yeah, I know.

And, then a time came when people hated me. An extreme statement, but in the new town to which we moved, there were few friends for a 12-year old. I retreated into books, and I fell in love with them. Fell in love with the words, the sounds…the feel. It was my first drug, my first love. (Well, besides a little unrequited six-grade love the year before.)

My wife was once asked if I had any vices. Her reply: reading.

Now I find that science backs up my love for reading: Your Brain on Books

Read on.

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Entertainment and Wasted Time

Earlier this week, I spent a few hours watching my favorite NFL team get beat. What a supreme waste of time that was. Of course, had they won, I wouldn’t be writing something so negative.

A Somewhat Meaningful Thought:

The definition of entertainment: Possible etymological origin is to divert or detain as in battle, but I can’t seem to confirm that. Could the Trojan Horse have actually been entertainment to divert the attention of enemy soldiers? I felt that way last night. I feel like that a lot. The game diverted my attention away from more important things…like writing this overly self-important blog.

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Happy New Pill

New year, new pills. Watch yourself.

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The Pharmacy is OPEN

After a premature launch, Eclectic Pills is open for blogging business, baby. Is that such a good idea?

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