Mahesh Raj Mohan

Another Beginning

I’ve had many blogs over the years. Blogger, LiveJournal, Tumblr, my own domain … I had a blog on each one. When I founded my business, I thought it would be better to have content writing topics at Enlighten Writing, and other topics on a different blog. I joined the Rainmaker platform and then Medium.com for awhile. Neither situation worked …

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The Quantum Thief

Review: The Quantum Thief

The Quantum Thief, by Hannu Rajaniemi, is many things:  a caper, a hard science fiction thriller, an action-adventure story, a cops and robbers tale, and a post-cyberpunk yarn.  The novel came out several years ago (with two sequels to date), but I recently read it and was compelled to review it.  The rest of my review is below the jump. …

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NaNoWriMo 2015: Conclusions

Well so much for my plans to blog every day during NaNoWriMo … or even to write an “end of NaNoWriMo 2015” post.  I wrote each day during November, and I “won” NaNoWriMo by reaching 50,000 words total on November 30.  Now that the white-hot streak of writing every day is long over, I find that many of the details …

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NaNoWriMo 2015: Day One

I’ve attempted National Novel Writing Month (NanoWriMo) a couple of times in the past (once unofficially), but I’m going all out this year.  I normally dislike talking about word counts and “the writing process.”  It’s just not me.  But I figure if I’m going to blog about NaNo, I might as well go all the way! The last few days …

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Drafts

We’re all drafts.  Our lives are spent making notes on the backs of hands, in files, or on scraps of paper, musing on half-finished ideas, starting and abandoning projects, and constantly revising what we do finish.  I like to be busy, I like to listen, and I love telling stories. These desires, for a long time, have been mutually exclusive.  …

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Cramped Futures

I like inventing futures.  It’s fun to think of what humans will be like a thousand years from now.  There are the “macro” factors, like economics, sexuality, art, politics, and starships (of course).  But part of the fun is also thinking of the minutiae. Will we still drink coffee in the year 3000? Will schools and learning be drastically different? …

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Facebook Purgatory

It seems like a social media rite of passage to write about quitting Facebook.  Many hate its privacy (or anti-privacy) policies. Then there’s the company’s brazen admittance that it messed with its users emotions.  I get it.  I’m not a fan (friend?), either.  I’ve deactivated my account before, and I haven’t had the mobile app in years.  But I still …

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Father’s Day

The last time I spent time with my Dad, before the end, was around June 5, 2011.  He had just recovered from surgery, and I wanted to see him and spend a couple of days with him. We went to Chicago Street Deli in Shawnee, Oklahoma, I took a huge coffee to go.  He drove us to the part of …

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Whenever I want to type, “last year was challenging,” I always feel the need to write about the year before that for context, because that year was challenging, too.  But then that year requires the previous year for context, and so on.  I have to go back to when my life went from manageable and relatively calm to one filled …

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