Steve Lovelace Blog

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Pikes Peak 2010: On Top of the World

In July 2010, my friends and I drove from Dallas to Manitou Springs, Colorado. While we were there, we took the Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway up to the top of the mountain....

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R.I.P. Borders Books & Music

I went to Borders the other day, during their closing sale. It was in such a sorry state that I couldn’t stay long. The store was technically still in business, but it was a...

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In the Haze of the Night: Part 2

1: Drunken Pancakes 2: Deleted Texts 3: Out on the Street 4: A Movie Ignored I checked my phone. It was ten-thirty. Another drunken text from Joey. I would have to block him if...

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Laptop Security at the Coffee Shop

The coffee shop is a great place to get some work done. If you’re a freelancer, it keeps you away from the distractions at home, and if you’re an office worker, it gets you...

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In the Haze of the Night: Part 1

1: Drunken Pancakes 2: Deleted Texts 3: Out on the Street 4: A Movie Ignored It’s two a.m. and I’m sitting at a diner, waiting for my pancakes and bacon. Heather is sitting across...

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Boston: More Photos from Beantown

As one of the oldest cities in America, Boston, Massachusetts has a lot to see and do for history buffs like me. You can see the square where the Boston Massacre occurred, or the...

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The One Year Rule

Anything worthwhile takes a year. Last month, I finished my novel. It took me a year and a half. That’s pretty quick for a novel, but it still felt like a long time. It...

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The Fraternity of Starbucks

Despite the worst economy in years, Starbucks is thriving. You would think that a company (in)famous for its five dollar coffee would be the first to roll over in the recession, but the company...

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Photo Preview: Boston & Cambridge

Last month, I went to Boston, Massachusetts. It was my first time there, and for the most part, I had a blast. Because of car problems, I didn’t get to see as much as...