Monthly Archives: September 2017

Amateur Radio Helping in Relief Efforts After Hurricane Maria

I know this is off-topic from writing, but I am very proud of my amateur radio brethren, who have answered the call for help in areas ravaged by Hurricane Maria. I am new to this hobby, better called a service, … Continue reading

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Why Magazines Are Like Sailboats

“Mr. Andersen, who now writes books and hosts a public radio show, said that magazines might eventually gain a cult following akin to the interest around other obsolete media, like vinyl records.” ‘Eventually, they’ll become like sailboats,’ he said. ‘They … Continue reading

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Icons Tell A Story

If there’s anything I like more than great writing, it’s great icons. These are from a website called the InfrastructureReportCard.org. (external link). It was produced by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It’s a well done site and I encourage … Continue reading

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The Lowest Form of Poetry

A limerick is a strictly structured device used to deliver the most appealing nonsense and the most amazing precision. It has been called, without hostility, the lowest form of poetry. Edward Lear, a master of the limerick, had great influence … Continue reading

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I Hurled My Youth Into A Grave

Robert W. Service was a little like Kipling (internal link). They were contemporaries, although continents apart. Both adventurers, they lived the life they wrote about. Although Jack London is most associated with the Far North and the Yukon Gold Rush, … Continue reading

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Hunter S. Thompson and 9/11

Originally written for ESPN (external link). Penned when few facts were known, many of his predictions came eerily true. A distinctive writing style all his own . . . Fear & Loathing in America By Hunter S. Thompson Page 2 … Continue reading

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Four Year Review

It’s been four years this month since I decided to resurrect my writing career. How am I doing? I am keeping busy but earning only half the income I would like to make. My most lucrative work in 2005 and … Continue reading

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