Monthly Archives: September 2017

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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The Waste Land Read By Obi-Wan Kenobi

Okay. Sir Alec Guinness. If you’ve struggled with this poem, as I think we all have, an excellent way to approach it is by listening to a good reading. Guinness does a wonderful job. He brings out nuances not easily … Continue reading

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Musings on The Press

“Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the twentieth century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. In my short stint as a newspaper reporter I was happy to write on the … Continue reading

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