Category Archives: Writing by others

More Revising Examples

Before and after. The original sentences are just fine, partly making up an entertaining review of a colorful Mojave Desert town. No criticism intended. But these revisions should come to mind immediately on first read. Tighten, tighten, tighten. Many of … Continue reading

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Publish Your Own Newspaper?

We’ve all heard about print on demand books. But what about print on demand newspapers? It’s possible with Newspaperclub.com (external link). Your ideas or advertising gets printed on real newspaper presses. I am only starting to read about this retro … Continue reading

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A Timeout for Peace from The Jerusalem Bible

The atmosphere attached to public discourse today is caustic and poisonous. It feels disharmonious to read a newspaper or to listen to a radio. But: “Whenever you find jealously and ambition, you find disharmony, and wicked things of every kind … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Siamese: Postcards from Delaplane

As if I didn’t have enough problems, the Siamese cat has moved her kittens out of the garage. She favors my shirt drawer but has settled, a little grumpily, for a carton box in the bathroom. I must be careful … Continue reading

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What Will God Do When You Die?

Ranier Maria Rilke (internal link) was not the first to suggest that perhaps God depends on us as much as we on him, but Rilke was certainly the most gifted when it came to conveying that thought. What will you … Continue reading

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May The Road Rise With You

The first line is endlessly argued over its exact translation from the Gaelic, never-the-less, this poem sounds across different languages and strikes at the soul. May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your … Continue reading

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Reporting on Twitter – The Death of Journalism

Since when did covering Twitter amount to reporting? “Ivanka Trump is facing an online backlash for tweeting what one critic called a ‘tone deaf’ photo of herself cuddling her son as outrage grows over a federal government policy to separate … Continue reading

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