The war against the media

(The animation has nothing to do with the post, I am just trying to boost readership. It is my Page 3….) The media are under attack. This has been going on for some time now. Only some of it is deserved. The media, especially print newspapers, are under attack on two fronts: from potential advertisers who have come to believe that print is becoming irrelevant and from those to the right side of the political spectrum who have begun to… I want to read more

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GSP misteaks I hate

As a former teacher of writing, I have several writing errors that just drive me almost literally crazy. Here are just a few, in no particular order. I have probably made a few errors in this post, er, ah, just to test your ability to catch them Good luck! The possessive error, usually the famous its vs. it’s, but sometimes it is the related error: using the possessive when the plural is called for. (Clearly I do not mind ending… I want to read more

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The Zen of blank

The Zen of (blank). It’s a phrase that seemingly any author of any subject at all feels free to use. It’s as if authors felt it was okay to write books such as What Jesus Thought About (blank) or what Muhammed believed to be true about social media marketing. It doesn’t make sense, but people continue to portray Zen incorrectly all the time (like most people’s mistakes in saying one “graduates college” or that posters with a saying along with… I want to read more

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True stories, misadventures and potpourri

The following events are actual events, to the best of my recollection. Any resemblance to real customer support is certainly coincidental. Not. A few weeks ago… — WE INTERRUPT THIS BLOG TO INJECT A DOSE OF REALITY. I FINALLY GOT AROUND TO CHECKING MY READERSHIP STATS AND THEY AREN’T GOOD. THIS BLOG IS HEREBY IN HIATUS UNTIL I DECIDE WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT: QUIT AND WORK ON MY NOVEL, WHICH IS PROLLY CRAPPY AS WELL, SOMEHOW WRITE BETTER POSTS… I want to read more

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What it feels like to be Petey’s friend

Well, I guess I am staying away from politics as a subject matter this time. It will be tough to avoid an aside about the POTUS (or the SCROTUS, as I prefer lately…), but I will give it my best shot. Instead I will whine about being me — a likely unpopular lament about getting older, having Parkinson’s disease or some such subject. Here goes: First off, allow me to re-state the obvious: old age ain’t no place for sissies,… I want to read more

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