Posts Categorized: Communication

Looks like it’s time for a new hat

When I “returned” to blogging recently, I vowed to stay away from politics. These are momentous times, so I’m going to bend that vow just a wee bit and talk a little tangentially to politics. Specifically, why it looks like it’s time for a new hat. Looks like it’s time for an old cartoon When… Read more »

People literally use literally too much

I try not to be a word snob. You don’t read me complaining about bad grammar or “the death of language” in society. People talk and write as they do. I’m not trying to be anyone’s literary conscience. But, people literally use literally too much. People literally don’t know what literally means It’s pretty obvious… Read more »

You’ve got no mail

you've got no mail

When the calendar changed recently, I didn’t change with it. I mean, I should have, but I resisted. Finally, ol’ Father Time clocked me with his hourglass. Because he sent me a clear and unequivocal message: You’ve got no mail. Setting some base parameters Okay, first, let’s get the specs out of the way: I’m… Read more »

Why you gotta say that?

I give Trump a lot of credit in this blog. Granted, a lot of it is for bad things, but today I’m talking about good things. Really. He does deserve credit and sometimes doesn’t get it. But, I have to give him credit for that, too. Because, stuff he says makes me scratch my head… Read more »

It’s time to throw these phrases under the bus

Originality is rarely a characteristic of news coverage. Politics acts much the same. So, combining news and politics really strains creative thought. Still, it’s time to throw these phrases under the bus. I initially considered doing this post as either a Miss Communication or an Out on a Limb entry. Then, I realized it’s not… Read more »

Opponents but not enemies

Well, that didn’t take long. Wasn’t it less than a week ago we had those heartfelt eulogies about working together? All it takes is a Supreme Court justice nominee and a book to put everyone back in their corners. When did we forget how to be opponents but not enemies? This is real on the… Read more »

Must…have…more…shiny objects!

The recent circus surrounding Donald Trump is not surprising. If anything, it confirms my opinion of him. I take care to avoid impugning his intelligence. In fact, his cunning is quite formidable. He gets all the help he could ask for from a media that cannot resist. They must…have…more…shiny objects! If one looks at Trump’s… Read more »

The lure of the internet

Last month, I spent an inordinate amount of time on a new forum. Chatting. Discussing. Posting. Eventually, my body decayed and lack of food and sleep caused me to die of malnutrition. Okay, the last part is only a probability, but it does paint the lure of the internet. The danger is greater for someone… Read more »

I’d rather just stare at this tree

I had a disturbing interaction on Facebook the other day. Yes, hold on, I know. “Disturbing” plus “Facebook” is a common combination. Bear with me, I’m making a point. It’s all about thought processes. And how some people apparently think “I’d rather just stare at this tree.” So, to the interaction. My Facebook “friends” list… Read more »