Category Archives: organizing writing

More on Revising

Editing and proofreading fiddles with copy, revising recasts. One of our writers submitted a page with this paragraph. He is a fine writer but under deadline for this piece. I have more time as I am generally not doing original … Continue reading

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Thinking of Def Con

Def Con 28 will be held this year in a virtual “safe mode”, the physical event in Las Vegas cancelled. I went to Def Con II and III. That was a long time ago. In  1994 I was at the … Continue reading

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Why I Didn’t Write For More Than Twenty Years

Because my high school life was so wretched (internal link), I hesitated to join anything extra-circular, anything that deviated from the main goal of getting out of that prison. It was such a killing environment that I never went to … Continue reading

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Why Do You Have Ads on Your Site?

The most unprofessional thing a job applicant or anyone showing off their work can have on their website are ads. It is absolutely devastating to see fine writing or photography mixed in with ads that talk about emptying your bowels … Continue reading

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You Do Not Control The Weather

Gathering images should be top of mind for any writer working under deadline. Most publications require you to submit your own images. If you can’t produce them yourself, you need to look at stock photography or public domain photos immediately … Continue reading

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A Visit To The East

Basho wrote a favorite poem of mine, once translated as, “Sitting here quietly doing nothing, the grass comes and grows by itself.” The best and most traditional haiku always contains a seasonal reference. Like springtime above. Instructors rarely mention seasons … Continue reading

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More Examples of Wikipedia Entries

Update: I’ve now decided to continue to post pictures to Wikimedia Commons but I will not be adding them to any relevant page on Wikipedia as a rule. Wikipedia does not want to be a photo gallery and I understand … Continue reading

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Onboard with Wikimedia Commons!

Yay! I’ve just published my first photograph to Wikimedia Commons, a source of many images on Wikipedia.com. I had considered making photo galleries for the better, unused photographs that were to appear in my original book, however, that would be … Continue reading

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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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