writing – Carrying Stones

Simplify

My website has gone through many iterations over the years. Hand-coded HTML. Template-based sites uploaded in chunks via FTP. Blogger. WordPress. Not only that, but it’s divided and come back together like amoeba or a healing wound. At one point, I thought I would create a blog for each topic that interested me. Macs and …

Third-Grade Writing Lessons from 1980

My third-grade teacher was infuriating. Memories of 1980 include learning to read using advanced phonics (man-u-fac-ture), struggling with multiplication tables (I still do), and writing sentences using our vocabulary words. Ms. Robinson (no, nothing like that) wouldn’t let us start sentences with the words “I” or “The.” Furthermore, if my memory is churning correctly, our …