Monthly Archives: August 2017

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. actionable game changer Get your game face on. killing it bringing it … 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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First Look At Amazon’s Fire 7 With Alexa

Available almost everywhere for fifty dollars, Amazon’s Fire 7 is a great buy. It’s a definite upgrade if you use a small screen phone to access the web, and a book reader that is on par with much more expensive … Continue reading

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I Did It!

I passed my amateur radio General exam today! It’s an upgrade to my current technician’s license. (internal link) That means I am licensed to carry on my ham radio hobby for communications around the world. It also means a month … Continue reading

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Today’s Need For an Almanac

An old friend arrived in the mail yesterday. It was a book I haven’t seen in twenty-five years. I got it from an online used book dealer. If it is possible to have a love affair with a book, this … Continue reading

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