Category Archives: Writing

Why Write?

It seems to me…. “Writers have opinions – that, in part, is why they write. Therefore they have strong likes and dislikes.” ~ Frank Delaney[1]. Everyone who has ever attempted to write can relate to occasional assaults of lack of … 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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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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Why Write

It seems to me… “To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.”  ~ Steven Wright. To be honest, I never intended to start writing a blog. Regardless, after several years and several hundred weekly … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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The Future of Writing

It seems to me… Rather than writing using cursives, I tend to print everything using only large or small capital letters.  In this, I’ve noticed, I am not unique.  In spite of being taught the “proper” way to write in … Continue reading

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Blogging – Second Thoughts…

It seems to me… A friend commented that I always seemed to have an opinion on just about everything.   He said it in a complimentary way (I think!).  I admitted that there definitely are more topics on which I would like … Continue reading

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Blogging: A Skeptic

I’ve questioned on several occasions why someone would want to start a blog. Is it conceit or egocentricity to think more people would be interested in what you have to say than can be reached by normal e-mail? What is … Continue reading

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Blogs? Me?

This should be interesting.  Please do not expect frequent postings – I really do not have that much of worldly interest everyone would want to spend time reading.  We’ll just have to see how this works out.

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