Fitting New Word for 2020

I learned a new word, one that perfectly describes Dr. Scott Atlas and many others in the Trump administration. Ultracrepidarianism is the habit of giving opinions and advice on matters outside of one’s knowledge. Fancy way of saying, “He’s full of shit!” Now, enjoy George Carlin!

My Writing Process

My Writing Process: Every writer has his/her own process. Therefore, I thought it might be helpful to write about the only writing process that I really know: mine. This article by Stephen B. Hebert is focused on using Ulysses on macOS and iOS for writing, but any writer should appreciate the ideas about his writing… Continue reading My Writing Process

Updated WordPress, Updated Theme

Updated to the latest WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” and trying out the default 2020 theme. With a few tweaks, I think I like it. 2019-11-17 update: I don’t like numbers that descend below the baseline, so I’ve swapped the font from the default to Gentium Book Basic.

The Blinking Cursor

The Cursor blinks incessantly. Mocking me. Taunting me. Blink. Blink. On. Off. On. Off. On. On and on, marking the blank page. The blinking Cursor makes me sad because no characters follow it. Not Today. Maybe Tomorrow.

Exploring

Considering I used to write for a living, it surprises me how difficult it is to find my flow again. Granted, my decade as a newspaper journalist wrapped up more than a decade ago. In those days I would rattle off 400–1,000 words on some assigned topic after traveling, interviewing subjects, photographing subjects, and taking… Continue reading Exploring

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Sunday Meat Day

Today is Sunday. Today is meat day. The summer has just been too hot to stand by a fire in the Big Green Egg on our deck, but that isn't the case any longer. We knew mornings were going to greet us with temperatures in the high 30s so I bought the largest pork shoulder… Continue reading Sunday Meat Day

Fast Software, the Best Software — by Craig Mod

Fast Software, the Best Software — by Craig Mod: Software that’s speedy usually means it’s focused. Like a good tool, it often means that it’s simple, but that’s not necessarily true. Speed in software is probably the most valuable, least valued asset. To me, speedy software is the difference between an application smoothly integrating into… Continue reading Fast Software, the Best Software — by Craig Mod