Eric’s Writings

Category of writings by Eric L. Hepperle including essays, fiction, songs, poetry, instructions, processes, technical writings, news reports, etc.

Why I Write: Reasons for Writing and Notes on Audience

Greetings, Dear Reader, Or “Bretheren”, or friend, or self … Whatever “catchy” intro phrase I’m choosing to use today. I like “Dear Reader” because it was something my idol/influence Stan Lee, creator and writer of what eventually became Marvel Comics. My thoughts are somewhat fragmented and somewhat cohesive. I am naturally analytical — prone to …

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Newspaper Clipping: ASOM at Trinity, Geneva, AL 2018-02-07 (article and photos by Eric Hepperle)

ASOM Brings Music Ministry to Trinity (Geneva Reaper)

Article Background & Summary I attended Trinity church in Geneva, AL early February of 2018. Their guests were a troupe of expressive dancers, singers, and musicians from the Atlanta School of Ministry. ASOM has locations across the US that seek to draw runaways and other disadvantaged youth and to rehabilitate them through art, music and …

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John Farmer’s Tales – EP 3: What I Learned from My Encounter with Fire Ants

Recently I was digging a hole to create a fire pit in backyard. I had been digging for about an hour when I decided to rest. But, when I sat down on a “Big Wheels”-style, battery-powered toy SUV to take a break, I suddenly felt pain around the seams of my socks, where fabric meets …

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How Many Spaces Should I Put After A Period In A Sentence?

I don’t remember who it was for certain, but some person of authority in my life, during my adolescence told me that 2-spaces was the correct spacing to put at the end of a sentence, right after the period. I felt that was wrong, but they must be right because they had credibility in the …

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Comcast Arris TG862 Gateway modem+router Won’t connect to ASUS X401A Mini-Laptop

Comcast Arris TG862 Gateway modem+router Won’t connect to ASUS X401A Mini-Laptop Problems with brand-new Best Buy ASUS laptop connnecting to Xfinity cable modem: Mom’s New Laptop My mom recently bought an ASUS X401A 14″ Laptop which was equipped without an optical (CD/DVD) drive, and for wireless network connection only. When I’m at her house, I …

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Mozilla Collusion Could Be A Godsend For Privacy Advocates – Is Google Adwords-Adsense In Jeopardy?

Mozilla unveiled a new privacy add-on called Collusion last Wednesday (February 29). Developed by Mozilla’s in-house programmers, and backed by the Ford Foundation, Collusion enables you to se a visual relationship map of all the advertisers and entities who are tracking your online activity, in real-time. Gary Kovacs, (CEO of Mozilla), had this to say …

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On Composing A Letter To Dave Mustaine Whilst Bathing

2012.02.11 I just had the most intriguing experience.  I awoke around 9am this morning, well rested and ready to start the day.  I felt a bm (bowel movement) coming on, which is a good thing because one of my goals is complete health and detoxification, which requires the appearance of at least 1 bm per …

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The Parable Of the Hijacked Thread:

The Parable Of the Hijacked Thread: One time after a town hall meeting, Kristóbal was asked by the people to explain how he viewed the new Tea Party movement.  Some in the audience claimed that the Tea Party was composed of uneducated racist bigots. Still others believed that the Tea Party was made of proud …

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