Category Archives: writing

“Classical” Literature

It seems to me…. “Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.” ~ David Brin[1]. I’ve always enjoyed reading but never have adapted to … Continue reading

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The Art Of Writing

It seems to me…. “Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. … Continue reading

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Removing Christmas Decorations

It seems to me…. “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” ~ Andy Rooney[1]. There are many questions surrounding the Christmas … Continue reading

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Writing, Speaking, and Clarity

It seems to me…. “When a thought takes one’s breath away, a grammar lesson seems an impertinence.” ~ Thomas W. Higginson[1]. While I would not credit myself as being a “good” writer, I do consider myself to be a better … Continue reading

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Scientific Advancement

It seems to me…. “Scientific research is one of the most exciting and rewarding of occupations.” ~ Frederick Sanger[1]. Over the past century humankind has reined in famine, plague, and war[2] transforming them from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature … Continue reading

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Publishing Problems

It seems to me…. “If you’re going to publish a book, you probably are going to make a fool of yourself.” ~ Annie Dillard. All of us cast our comments out into the empyreal void unsure if anyone will even … Continue reading

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Je suis Charlie

It seems to me… “Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.” ~ Molly Ivins. On 7 January 2015 two Muslim religious fanatics entered the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, and murdered … Continue reading

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