Category Archives: editing writing

Do You _Love_ to Write?

Do you love to write? I know business writing isn’t often fun, most of the time it isn’t, but do you love the sound of words in your head and do you revel in getting the right words in the right order? … Continue reading

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Once Again, The Failure of Writing Assessment Tests

ART UPDATE: Posted on Jun 21, 2022 June 25, 2022. Google has not yet linked this profile site to my primary site. Go here for my primary site: https://sites.google.com/view/digitaldesignsart/art-gallery I am so sick of writing about this. Online business writing, … Continue reading

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Pushing Pixel 11: Not a Language

There are probably more combinations of lighting, effects, textures, and colors possible through Photoshop as there are combinations of words in the English language. But a language, even if depicted by symbols or icons like Kanji, can’t be compared to … Continue reading

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Rhodesia Repost from Last Year

This needs to be said again. And again. Before free speech and accurate histories are regarded as only important to white racists. Updated September 22, 2021 As Long As a Free Man Breathes There Will Always Be a Rhodesia When … Continue reading

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Sonnet / To the South Downs by Charlotte Smith

Another strong poet from when women were kept weak, Charlotte Smith had a childhood as turbulent as the landscape she describes here is pacific. She said she became a legal prostitute at 15 because she was wed off to a … Continue reading

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You Foolish Men by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

The brilliant and courageous Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (internal link) pioneers ground Elizabeth Barett Browning (internal link) would later cover in her own way. Dictionary.com says that ‘Thais’ was an “Athenian courtesan: mistress of Alexander the Great and Ptolemy … 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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Paudeen by William Butler Yeats

Paudeen was a not so kind word for a shopkeeper, someone below Yeats’ station in life. A class system in Yeats’ time sharply divided people of the British Empire, with the high too often and too quickly exasperated with the … Continue reading

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Cassandra by Louise Bogan

Louise Bogan was The New Yorker poetry reviewer for 37 years. She wrote a book detailing her struggles to support herself and her child in the New York literary world called What the Women Lived. I have not read it but I … Continue reading

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An Incredible Paragraph from Stanton Delaplane (Updated post)

This is San Francisco Chronicle reporter Stanton Delaplane (internal link) interviewing a rancher in 1941 about the poor roads in Siskiyou County, California. Delaplane quotes the cattleman enough as needed for a newspaper article and then rephrases the farmer’s thoughts … Continue reading

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