Category Archives: Writing by others

Reflections on Haiku From a Non-Scholar

When I lived in Isleton, a small town in the California Delta, I made friends with the editor of the local weekly newspaper. It was called The River News Herald and Isleton Journal and his name was Michael Duffett. Duffett … Continue reading

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Current Clichés and Ugly Words

Can we please avoid these? Ready made words and phrases are poor substitutes for expressing real ideas. If, in fact, there is a real idea to be expressed. game changer Get your game face on. killing it bringing it disruptors … Continue reading

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Physical Books Making a Comeback. At Least in The UK.

The Telegraph has an interesting read today. Hardcopy books are coming back into style. It reminds me of vinyl records enjoying a resurgences. I think, though, that there’s little hope for hardcopy books in general as the “shelfie” trend the … Continue reading

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Organizing Thoughts

Organizing one’s thoughts in a straightforward manner is key to any successful nonfiction magazine article. You start with a loose assemblage of ideas, then you add to that collection when you do your research. One idea leads to another. Facts … Continue reading

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It’s guilt edged glamorous and sleek by design

It’s easy to dismiss the Eurythmics as the Captain & Tennille of the 80’s. At her best, Annie Lennox was a female David Bowie. Keats never wrote anything better about love than she did. (Credit also attributed to David Allan Stewart.) … Continue reading

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The Bible According to Quentin Tarantino

Director Tarantio is known for reimagining many things, perhaps most famously for his reimagined ending of World War II in Inglorious Basterds. But I like the most what he did with the Bible in Pulp Fiction. In that film, the … Continue reading

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X And 1980

In 1967, the Doors debuted their first album. On that record was “Soul Kitchen.” In 1980, X took that sedate bit of poetry about Morrison’s favorite restaurant and put lighted gasoline on it. It’s too bad YouTube has wretched audio … Continue reading

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