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Forum Spam

Posted in Uncategorized on February 27th, 2010

I never wanted to do this, but I have to require everyone to create an account in order to comment. This was done to eliminate the huge quantities of forum spam I was receiving. Sadly, I’ll probably get even fewer comments than I do already as a result of having to make this change. However, you can still make comments on my newest project at since I have not been comment spammed there. In fact, no one has left any comments on there yet at all. Be the first!

What Am I Talking About?

Posted in Parables, Random Thoughts, Thoughts & Contemplations, Uncategorized on January 24th, 2010

Based on some comments I’ve heard in person or have seen posted on sites where I post my ‘parables,’ I am quite surprised by the number who actually take these at face value (i.e. literally). I wish to assure you this is an unintended consequence. As the writer I am pleased if someone finds value in this work at any level. Nevertheless, I assure you the stories have a meaning far beyond the superficial circumstances of which they’re circumscribed. The frivolity of the literal is intended to serve as analogy to the frivolity (from my viewpoint) of the ideology to which it points. If while reading something ‘clicks’ and you know what I am getting at, please comment! I’d love to talk to you. If you are confused, you are also in good company and I’d love to talk to you too. After all, it is only with my own writing that I actually seem to know enough to not take too literally. Others’ metaphors often elude me.

Tripp: An Explanation and Reflection

Posted in Tripp's Trips, Uncategorized on September 27th, 2006

Tripp is a recurring character of many stories on this site.  By now, one of my readers (who doesn’t already know) is bound to be somewhat curious about him.  Who is Tripp Walkup?  

The name is a result of two separate customer records that flashed upon my screen while working in a call center back in 1996.  A name hybrid, if you will.  And I have been getting a lot of mileage from it.  It just so happened that one customer had the first name of Tripp, a very unusual name I thought.  Another customer had the last name of Walkup.  Another strange name.  I put the two together and gave birth to Tripp Walkup.  

Repeat the full name aloud or silently to yourself enough times and it will make sense to you.  Tripp, Walkup, Tripp, Walkup, Tripp, Walkup…  

Now think of Tripp like “trip” — the frequent precursor to a fall.  Think of Walkup as in getting back on one’s feet after a fall.  The name itself connotes a perpetual stumbling block; a life of ups and downs. And Tripp is often a stumbling block — to himself.

Although Tripp is a fictitious character, the stories are true.  And some of them may have even taken place. 


Sorry :-)

Posted in Uncategorized on July 27th, 2006

While transferring this site to the new server, I seemed to have lost everyone’s comments.  If you can remember what they were, or have anything new to add, PLEASE DO!  You will need to register again as the old accounts have been lost as well.  I apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to reading your posts!