@ben_westhoff

  • @ben_westhoff
    31 January, 2015

    RT @AdviceToWriters: There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. SOMERSET MAUGHAM #fiction http:…

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  • @ben_westhoff
    30 January, 2015

    @mattwestlund I suspect you would be the exception

  • @ben_westhoff
    30 January, 2015

    It's easy to recognize someone I haven't seen since my school years because they almost always look terrible.

  • @ben_westhoff
    30 January, 2015

    Give a man a fish he can eat once. Teach a man to start the band Phish and he will have weird people following him around the globe forever.

  • @ben_westhoff
    30 January, 2015

    RT @alexneedham74: Suge Knight: has time run out for hip-hop's real Teflon Don? Great analysis by @ben_westhoff http://t.co/djIFLBqJUV

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