Monthly Archives: August 2017

” . . . the ship usually sailed backwards”

To follow Lewis Carroll’s Preface in The Hunting of the Snark (internal link) you must know what a bowsprit and a rudder are. The latter’s form and function is common knowledge, the bowsprit less so. According to the good folks … Continue reading

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Kipling and Long Sentences

In my writing I try at every chance to break down long sentences into short. I do have long sentences but only for variety; short sentences, words and paragraphs are what I try to write. Think Orwell, or better yet, … Continue reading

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Move Completed!

After three days of hard work, my move is complete. I am completely out of my old apartment and into my new one. A score of boxes still need to be unpacked and their contents put away, but my cat … Continue reading

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I’m Moving!

After less than two years in Las Vegas, I am moving out of my present apartment complex to new quarters. I’ll be in the Las Vegas community of Summerlin. My new place promises to be much quieter, giving me a … Continue reading

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The Nevada State Flag That Never Was

I continue to investigate my Nevada Almanac project (internal link), seeing whether I should go ahead with it. There’s plenty of fascinating information to convey; Nevada’s history is as rich as its mines. While reviewing Nevada’s symbols, features and images, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Haiku From a Non-Scholar

When I lived in Isleton, a small town in the California Delta, I made friends with the editor of the local weekly newspaper. It was called The River News Herald and Isleton Journal and his name was Michael Duffett. Duffett … Continue reading

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A Content Mill Example

I enjoy writing for Catalogs.com. Some derisively call such sites content mills. But as a writer they are an opportunity to take on a variety of interesting and challenging work. Below is a recent article of mine. The assignment required … Continue reading

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