Author Archives: Matthew J. Durocher

About Matthew J. Durocher

Matthew Durocher is a graduate of Michigan Tech University. He acquired his BA in English along with a minor in Music Composition and a certificate in Writing in Spring 2012. His style is one of passion and musicality. One foot is firmly rooted in tradition while the other slides dangerously close to the clouds.

Blue Stain

If anyone is interested, I recently published a short story called Blue Stain on Kindle. Check it out if you have time. It’s a short read and only $0.99! Click here to buy it! Stay tuned for more posts soon … Continue reading

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Thursday Thought

“What’s it going to be then, eh?” – Alex in A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

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How was Japan?

How was Japan? That is the question. Each time I meet an old friend for the first time again. How was Japan? It’s a loaded question, fraught with twenty-seven months of life experience whittled down to a three word question. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

Just a couple here for fun!

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Thursday Thought

“This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

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That Won’t Work… Because

That won’t work because That’s what people say. It won’t work here because ___________. Before I left Japan, I had to get everything turned off. It was an unpleasant experience to say the least, mostly because there appeared to be … Continue reading

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Thursday Thought

“Follow your bliss.” – Joseph Campbell

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Reverse Culture Shock: The Epic Journey

Taking the bus out of Hita for the last time filled me with a mixture of emotions that I didn’t expect. Well, I expected them but I couldn’t handle them. We loaded our bags under the bus and jumped on. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

Here is my attempt at photographing the moon. Not so good. But… Here is the sky at dusk. A little better?

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Travel is…

I’m a very fortunate person. I’ve traveled and lived in Japan for two years. I’ve done the tourist thing in New Zealand while visiting friends. I’ve visited over half the states in the U.S. Now my great travels are over … Continue reading

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