Posts Categorized: Web

Filling in the blanks

This past weekend, I stopped into a small jewelry store to get the lobster clasp on my chain repaired. In reality, these things are never “repaired”, they are replaced and, being gold, it’s actually a pretty penny. It’s a chain passed down from my maternal Grandpa and the only jewelry I wear, so I didn’t… Read more »

Definitions

Today’s post is provided as a public service. Many of you engage in political discussions on social media. That’s self-inflicted, but it’s a free country (to this point). I’ve noticed, with some dismay, the tendency for the discussions to devolve into insults. And not even good insults. Mostly bad grammar, poor sentence construction and illogical… Read more »

Forum for debate

A couple of weeks ago, a good friend of mine, commenting on one of my posts, brought into question the proper forum for, in this case, political debate. While I understood his point, I’m going to pretend I didn’t, otherwise this post would end in one paragraph. (Waits for rabid cheering to subside) Yeah, you… Read more »

Actors are people too

Social media frequently gets a bum rap. It gets blamed and criticized for creating a hostile and rude society, giving freedom to expression that previously often only had local exposure. That’s specious reasoning, because the opinions, attitudes and demeanor readily on display through various social media are the actual reflections of the people posting those… Read more »

You can’t have too many friends

With all due respect to the great Mr. James Garner, Facebook would like to disagree with you. Over the course of last year, my news feed on Facebook began to be overwhelmed with political posts. Well, political in the sense that they mentioned a political party or candidate. Neither side showered themselves in any glory…. Read more »

It’s all about me

When this blog was first created, it was because of my books. There was no way, I was told, a writer could succeed in today’s market without a web and social media presence. Fair enough, but even back then I made sure there were no illusions about my blog. From the choice of its name… Read more »

Nuclear proliferation

I’ve never considered myself a leader. Looking back over my years in Corporate America, I can see that I had high ideals but a mixture of immaturity and naivety likely caused me to hurt as much as I helped. Now that I’m all but done with public life, I can focus on what I hope… Read more »

I’m not preaching…

…I’m just having a conversation here! A thought burbled up while I was shaving the other day, “I wonder if people think I’m being preachy in some of my posts?” If you’re wondering why I would be thinking that instead of concentrating on the dangerously sharp piece of metal angled precariously near my carotid artery,… Read more »

Good grief, what a mess

Seven years. Seven years I’ve been manning this website and doing just fine as editor, writer, blogger, graphics designer, publisher, administrator and webmaster. Until Tuesday. After years of (mostly) trouble-free webmastering (look, ma, a new verb!) the website, I managed to destroy the whole site. Not just take it down, mind you, but vaporize it… Read more »

I can only take 4 days off

We interrupt this series of politically inspired posts to talk about something I observed yesterday. On the very last day of 2010, the first post on my website blog was made. It was always my intent to make the blog as random as possible, limited only by my ability to come up with something to… Read more »