Category Archives: Thoughts on writing

Tik Tok, Tik Tok – No One At Rest

This is what you see when you go to TikTok. Everything set in motion, no rest, no peace, just constant and mindless movement. There’s a Yoga dude holding a position in one frame. My screen capture, though, caught him between … Continue reading

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The True Believer

The story goes of a town facing a flood. Rain had been falling for two weeks and a dam was about to burst. A mandatory evacuation order went out for everybody to leave. One man remained. He was a true … Continue reading

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Those Weird, Crazy, Angry People on Facebook — Among Other Sites

I’ve given up for the most part on trying to help people with questions on Facebook and most of the other discussion sites I have participated in. The only forums that work are those where every question and answer is … 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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Explaining The World

Why do terrible things happen to the good and innocent? In a godless world there is no reason. In a Judeo-Christian world there may be a reason but you won’t like it. A godless world presents inevitable misfortune as much … Continue reading

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We’ll Meet Again

I’m enjoying watching Picard on CBS All Access, the latest installment in the decades old Star Trek franchise. Episode Seven hit me very hard as it featured old friends reunited in a warm, sunny place of great beauty and peace. … 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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The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll

The only poem Lewis Carrol published that had an unhappy ending. Make no mistake, this is a happy and sometime joyous poems that revels in the English language. Some say this is the most extended example of nonsense poetry in … Continue reading

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The Pulitzer Prize And The State of Jefferson

Winning the Pulitzer was traditionally a career making event for a newspaper reporter. And a real point of pride for the newspaper that employed the writer. It used to be simple, you won the Pulitzer. There were four original awards … Continue reading

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Deeper Into SEO

Search engine optimization means producing high ranking web pages. Quality content isn’t enough, that content must employ a variety of techniques to get your client’s website on the first or second page of Google’s search results. A company might produce … Continue reading

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