A word cloud generator was just one of the many neato-techy-type things I’ve tried in the past few months, but it might be my top pick. Perhaps that is due to the feeling that it told me something about myself, whereas my other forays taught me a bit more about what other people are up […]Read more "Teetering on platforms reflecting on clouds"
I’m still mixing metaphors and cutting across dirt paths with abandon rather than a compass. I’ve been surfing the net looking for writing advice. Based on the frequency with which it is mentioned as a ‘don’t’, it seems safe to say that my tendency to constantly branch off in my writing is, well, utterly annoying […]Read more "Oh no, I’m doing it again"
Have you ever heard or read a scathing review of characteristics or tendencies and been a bit chagrined to privately recognize and acknowledge that you are similarly, or exactly, ‘guilty’ of all the ‘crimes’ being railed about? Stop peering into my soul! More often than not, a brief moment of discomfiture is quickly supplanted by […]Read more "Guilty"
This post is sort of a ‘Part II’ to my “Come a Little Closer” post. Before I begin to write about Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The Tell-Tale Heart, I feel that I need to educate myself about Poe the author. Attempt to determine what is typical for him. Familiarize myself with many of his other […]Read more "Poe woe"
I must pause my forays into the multitudinous types of social media and go positively ‘old school’ and discuss a famous short story that initially appeared on, ohhhh, paper. I’d like to talk about close reading, and, frankly, making more work for myself. One of my pet interests is the management of grudges and desires for […]Read more "Come a little closer"
If you are interested in the study of social media, you might want to read Tom Standage’s well-researched and insightful book, Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First Two Thousand Years. Feel free to encounter it via an e-reader or Audible.com if you feel archaic holding pages. I’m tempted to go on (and on […]Read more "I must offer my own piece of advice:"
I recently heard a radio interview where an author was asked if having been a lifelong prolific reader had prepared him to deal with tragedy. The interviewer seemed sure that the author must have found a bounty of insights over the years that he could employ in his time of need. The author said that […]Read more "Narcotics, Pablo, and goodreads"