Monthly Archives: February 2022

Gold and Going Away (Revised)

Little is more coveted than gold. It has been that way for thousands of years and it will continue that way. Man’s attraction seems genetic. Civilizations and people have risen to great prominence with it and an equal number of … Continue reading

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Lord Walter’s Wife by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

To quote Thackery, “unlawful passion, felt by a man for a woman.” True, but incomplete. More like a lecture by a woman. An admonishment to a man on his duplicitous behavior and judgment when a woman expresses passion towards him. … Continue reading

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The Content Mill as Crime: A Look at Urban Writers

One cent a word. Going up to two cents a word. I once did a number of writing jobs for Catalogs.com. They’re a content mill and I was paid $25.00 to $35.00 an article, depending on if I supplied photographs. … Continue reading

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Keep Your Well Intended Advice to Yourself Unless . . .

Regarding Mental Health Keep your well intended advice to yourself unless you believe the person you are talking to. Otherwise, your advice is not well intended at all. A woman I met a few days ago said she could wake … Continue reading

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Wake Up, Wake Up. We’re Almost Home.

“Why don’t more bands tour with a choir?” Indeed. Damien Jurado’s haunting voice hints of Boz Scaggs gone into the mystic. Jurado wrote this along with Richard Melville Hall. I’m not afraid of going home. (internal link) “… I’ll decide … Continue reading

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When Did the Modern Writing & Poetry Era Begin?

When Did the Modern Writing & Poetry Era Begin? After World War II. A clear line exist between writers and poets who established their reputations before World War II and those that came after. I don’t read many of the … Continue reading

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Annie Hall and The Inner Monologue Well Displayed

A friend couldn’t recall the inner monologue scene from Annie Hall so I looked it up. We are used to characters talking to themselves when they are alone by themselves but it is much rarer to see this between characters … Continue reading

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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold: Book versus Movie Script

A novel and its screenplay well demonstrate the skills of revising and editing. A book must be pared down to fit a film’s run length and to eliminate much of the scene setting in a novel done with words and … Continue reading

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How Do You Put This in (0r on) A Resume?

I’m looking for online work again as a writer or editor. Maybe both. Or a lot more as I did for my last employer. I made this video a while back to show the number of things I did for … Continue reading

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Some Recent Creations and Re-workings

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