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Dark Night Story Time Episode

When the night becomes dark, the scary stories become real.  Shaunna and Kelso shoud have listened to Felipe.
Part of the Academic Tutoring While Camping Series

Stuck in a Ditch Part Deux – The Saga Continues

Orin, trying to make the best of the ditch, receives business clients in his new work space.  Unfortunately his client does not heed his financial advice.  Anger ensues. It is hot throughout.

Featuring Jack Moxon as an athletically dressed multi-millionaire.

Bike Helmets + Rock Climbing x Ninjas = Haikus

Our tutor has relocated nearer the rock climbing. The ancient Japanese art for of Haiku is explored.  A hurt hip from a rock climbing incident has left an injured hip.

Another episode in the “Academic Tutoring While Backpacking” series.


For When It’s Cold and You Need to Do Multiplication

It is cold.  It is dark.  You are camping.  Guess what? Wrong.  Correct answer:  Multiplication tables are very important.  Herein you will find some special times tables tips!

Episode 4.1-7-Niner of the ongoing series  Academic Tutoring While Camping

A Poem on Time

Without it
All happens together.
With it all
You get forever.
Time, you a powerful one.

If you travel like light it slows.
If you stay busy it flows.
If you stop it grows.
Time, you a tricky one.

Before hours were titled
An amount thereof outspread
And passed unequaled.
Or did they?
Will time tell?

Time passes.

Time, I am speaking to you.


Time passes.


Time passes again.

Time, you a silent one.

—Orin Moore

Time: 5:38 PST, 12.29.2012 CE

P.S. The below image came up on a Google Search for the term “Picture of Time”. 

Time, you a beautiful one.  Maybe mix in a sandwich, though. 

My site is messed up technically. Hacking/ Server issues. Click here to see what I mean.

This pains me. Obvi. Visit here for comedic content or call 310.592.6359

Academic Tutoring While Camping- The Physics of Hats

Hats keep heat in.  Heat keeps you warm.  Warmth helps you not die.  Don’t die because you are not wearing a hat.

Episode 3.2-8-XF of the ongoing series Academic Tutoring While Camping



Stuck in a Ditch- Origin Story

The saga begins as the best laid plans of Orin and George often go awry.
Based on an event when Orin had neither a belt nor real shoes.

Featuring Orin Moore and George van Pelt.


Regarding Corrections While Writing

On the first draft I find it difficult but effective to limit your spell checking and the like until the current draft is finished; at the very least, wait till near the end of your writing session.  This way you can make all the changes in a more brute force way (for example, see: replace all feature) while also maintaining momentum and flow.

Constantly correcting capitalization and the like is a lazy technique as this is only an escape from the harder part of deep creation.  Yeah, that says “deep creation.”

This is not to say that you should not work on your sentence structure and word choice  at appropriate times in order to make your language clear, active and concise.

To recap:  When you are in your flow stay there as long as you can and fix the misstakes later.

Read aloud to catch those mastakes.

Editing note: On subsequent drafts I would come up with a better joke than this “mistakes” bit. 

A Poem on writer’s block

When I don’t know what to write
I don’t.
Except for right now
As I write this.
My bad.