Category Archives: organizing writing

Conceptual Art is Still With Us!

You didn’t miss it! That Thing From The Nineties is still here, still throwing out nonsense to justify something easy to make. In the Belgian city of Ghent this month, conceptual artist Kris Martin is having a retrospective entitled Exit. … Continue reading

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We Are All Locked in The Greenhouse

This sign used to hang in one of the many greenhouses on the U.C. Davis campus. I like its chatty, humorous tone, something rarely seen when needing help. It also reminds me of Kafka’s The Castle, in which a driven … Continue reading

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American Heritage is Alive Online and Ongoing

More great history from American Heritage, a lay publication written for decades by famous, notable historians. I never got into this title but I did have three articles published in their sister magazine, Invention & Technology. Which is still going, … Continue reading

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Quick Takes

The preview for episode four of “Picard” shows Patrick Stewart’s character saying, “One impossible thing at a time.” No. Better, “One miracle at a time.” Which reminded me of what of a rarely said but accepted motto for our group … Continue reading

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Who Are We Writing For?

Who Are We Writing For? OR For Whom are We Writing?¬† (I can’t decide which title is grammatically correct) Who am I writing for? ¬†That is the most important question to answer before writing for publication. The final answer, though, … Continue reading

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Reporting Will Change You

I never talked to strangers until five years ago when I did some newspaper reporting.(internal link) That changed me. I was forced to ask questions, the best I could think of. Turns out that nearly everybody is interesting if you … Continue reading

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Taking a New Course Through Berkeley Extension

I’ve signed up for Writing for Social Media: Prose That Works for Web 2.0. (external link) Starts the first week of February and runs for a month and a half. The course number is English X468. I previously took a … Continue reading

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