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Joseph Howard

Joined 6 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky




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I'm Joseph, but everyone's called me Jay since I can remember, and don't worry, I give you full permission to refer to me as either. You seem nice enough. Currently, I am finishing up graduate school at Western Kentucky University where I study English with an emphasis in Romanticism. No, not that kind of romantic (I usually do Dutch on dates).

I bartend every night at a local fine dining restaurant here in Bowling Green to help pay the bills, but I hope to pursue a career where I can write while not living out of a box. I at least want a box with a deck. The little "a" on my picture over there indicates that I am participating in the Hubpages Apprenticeship Program, so like it or not, you will hear from me, like, a lot.

I played baseball all through high school and college, so you will notice a trend of hubs focused on baseball and sports, in general. I also tend to write on a particularly broad scope of topics ranging from canonical literature, comic books, fitness, and music. I even mix in hubs completely devoted to nonsensical babble (because I can).

You can follow me on Twitter, too, because I heard that's what all the cool kids are into nowadays.

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  • History of Metal Baseball Bats

    History of Metal Baseball Bats

    17 months ago

    During the relatively brief period of time aluminum baseball bats have been in existence, they have seen some pretty incredible changes. This article offers a history and a firsthand analysis on the current state of...

  • Characteristics of Subversive Literature

    Characteristics of Subversive Literature

    20 months ago

    Subversive literature is a rather tricky subject, and virtually always controversial. In this article, I will inform you of what makes a work subversive, and why it shouldn't always be met with such rage.

  • How to Understand Symbolism in Literature

    How to Understand Symbolism in Literature

    5 years ago

    Symbolism in literature is a tricky subject that often is disregarded in today's culture. My article will help you both recognize and think about the uses of symbolism in the majority of texts.

  • A Guide to Living as a Washed-Up Athlete

    A Guide to Living as a Washed-Up Athlete

    5 years ago

    So you've been thrust out of your thriving athletic career and have no idea what to do. While I can't offer a step-by-step formula for what to do, I sure as hell can explain what NOT to do.

  • Where Famous Celebrities Would Wind Up in Dante's Inferno

    Where Famous Celebrities Would Wind Up in Dante's Inferno

    5 years ago

    Have you ever wondered how Dante's Inferno would be different if it weren't written so long ago? No need to fret, for I have taken on the task of showing you exactly which celebrities of today would wind up where in...

  • Top Fictional Functional Alcoholics

    Top Fictional Functional Alcoholics

    5 years ago

    Think of the men you wish you could be. Most of them are fictional, and guess what, they're more than likely functional alcoholics. I've used my unique abilities to bring you the five most functional of the fictional...