Social Media

Know Everything and Control Everything: 2 Apps to Try

Here are a couple of the latest (Yay! Free!) apps that I’ve tried. No surprise that I found them through Lifehacker. The first is Circa. (iPhone or Android) Circa is a news aggregation site (with Real news even). You can stay with the Top Stories default or check out national or world news, politics, technology, […]

Twitter History: A Scary Look Back

Have you requested your twitter history yet? I finally got around to it. When I opened my first account in 2008, I really didn’t know what to do with it. But that was more than 7,000 tweets ago. If you think I’m exaggerating my cluelessness, take a look at my 1st ten tweets. 2008-12-13 learning […]

A Very Shiny App Review

I’ve tried a few new apps and gadgets over the last few weeks. My priority has been finding a replacement for my Google Reader. Google Reader is going away for good in July if you haven’t heard. I-ve had Flipboard on my iPad forever, but I don’t really use it that often. The feeds feel […]

The Trouble With Writing in Coffee Shops

I love to write in coffee shops. It frees me of the usual distractions from things I could be doing instead, television shows that split my attention and bouncing among a thousand browsers. So I grabbed a big cappuccino: And a tiny little cinnamon roll: Sometimes I write rough drafts longhand  to further minimize distractions, […]

The League of Extraordinary Gentlepersons

The League of Extraordinary Gentlepersons.

Giving the People What They Want: Hemingway, Fitzgerald

I’m not sure when my blog became the go-to for 1920s era American expatriate writers, but it’s kind of funny. I love to look in from time to time on what brings people to my blog. What searches lead people to your blog?

Victoria Jackson: Who Saw THAT Coming?

Victoria Jackson: Who Saw THAT Coming?

Back in the old days when SNL was still called Ye Olde Saturday Night Live,there was a cast member named Victoria Jackson. She was very silly and very funny and she did things like this: Or this: Victoria Jackson on SNL But now, while she is still silly, she is no longer funny. Well maybe […]

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