Monthly Archives: August 2017

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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Current Clichés and Ugly Words

Can we please avoid these? Ready made words and phrases are poor substitutes for expressing real ideas. If, in fact, there is a real idea to be expressed. game changer Get your game face on. killing it bringing it disruptors … Continue reading

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Physical Books Making a Comeback. At Least in The UK.

The Telegraph has an interesting read today. Hardcopy books are coming back into style. It reminds me of vinyl records enjoying a resurgences. I think, though, that there’s little hope for hardcopy books in general as the “shelfie” trend the … Continue reading

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Good Help With InDesign — A Recommendation

I’ve been battling InDesign lately and getting some good help with it. In publishing, half your time is in writing, the other half is in figuring out a layout program. Bhim Singh has created an excellent template for me to … Continue reading

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Organizing Thoughts

Organizing one’s thoughts in a straightforward manner is key to any successful nonfiction magazine article. You start with a loose assemblage of ideas, then you add to that collection when you do your research. One idea leads to another. Facts … Continue reading

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