Category Archives: Writing

J.D. Salinger

Jerome David Salinger was an American author, best known for his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye, as well as his reclusive nature. His last original published work was in 1965; he gave his last interview in 1980. Raised … Continue reading

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The Hemmingway Adventure

Suzy and I have just returned from our Caribbean cruise and I wanted to share a little taste of what we saw on the Key West Island. A visit to see Nobel prize winning Ernest Hemmingway’s house and bar has … Continue reading

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Bicycling: Are you a Fred?

The Two Spoke forum was talking (again) about being a Fred. So I thought I’d post this here to point to in future discussions.  Fred is a derisive term used by “serious” road cyclists to describe other cyclists who do … Continue reading

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The Typewriter: Icon or just Art?

As I explore the world of WordPress I keep seeing pictures of old typewriters, just a shot of some of the keys, or even antique typesetting pieces. I purchased an old typewriter last year off eBay to use as a … Continue reading

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David Letterman’s top ten “New Words for 2010”

I luv reading from the new and updated dictionaries about what new words were added and some of those that were rejected. So when I happened to catch David Letterman’s top ten “New Words for 2010” I just had to … Continue reading

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MSDN: Writing wrongly wins man top dishonor

This stuff just tickles me.  :o) “Theirs was a New York love, a checkered taxi ride burning rubber, and like the city their passion was open 24/7, steam rising from their bodies like slick streets exhaling warm, moist, white breath … Continue reading

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DoshDosh: How to Say Nothing in 500 Words (A Lesson on Writing)

This is a good read on a number of levels. I started out reading this thinking, “Yes, why don’t more bloggers know this!” I ended up realizing I’d slid into some of the traps that come from being a lazy … Continue reading

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The Infinitesimal Universe?

“It is enough for me to contemplate the mystery of conscious life, perpetuating itself through all eternity; to reflect upon the marvelous structure of the Universe; and to try humbly to comprehend even an infinitesimal part of the intelligence manifested … Continue reading

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Friday’s Musings and other Oddities

I ran smack dab in to Scott Hanselman’s Blog Interesting – 32 Ways to Keep Your Blog from Sucking and was pleasantly surprised to find many of my recommendations there. I especially appreciated numbers three and five. I find that … Continue reading

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How to Be a Blogging Star

The New York Times article, So You Want to Be a Blogging Star, caught my eye a couple of weeks ago and I’m just now getting around to writing about it. Most of it seems intuitive to me, but might … Continue reading

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