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Some Quotes.

1.”I think we are well-advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.” ~Joan Didion   2. “Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” `~Earl Nightingale   3.  “Nobody… Read more »

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10 Things I Do Not Like About Journalism

1.The battle between writing what you feel is important and writing what people will want to read. 2. When people focus more on marketing themselves than, you  know, writing and reporting. Actually, personal branding in general. 3. Sources that don’t call back. 4. Sources that treat you like you’re stupid. 5. Our profession’s tendency to… Read more »

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Computer Issues

Computer issues prevent me from putting together a proper blog post. 🙁 I’m typing this post up on my iPad to not break my streak of blogging during every day of 2017 but am definitely too annoyed from my computer breakdown to find photos or write anything more substantial. Until tomorrow, pals!

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

When you work in breaking news like I do, it’s easy to get swept up by bad ones. I don’t really have any wise advice about dealing with the constant onslaught of bad news you hear about the world (neither ignoring it nor faking senseless positivity seem particularly appropriate). You both can’t and can’t not maintain normalcy. On that note,… Read more »

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The Annoying Idea That Won’t Go Away

I want to write a book. The idea has been sitting with me since I could write (even when I was a child, I’d tell people I’d write books for a living) but has lately started to come up in my thoughts almost to the point of an obsession. Untold stories weigh you down with both… Read more »

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Thoughts and Stuff.

  Once a day, I write down a quote I like into a little notebook. Most of the time, they are sayings that I find witty or combinations of words that speak to me as a writer. In other words, nothing you’d feel compelled to include in a biography of my life. But every so… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

Wednesday again. Instead of writing my usual spiel about the week going by quickly, I’m going to share a funny story that happened to me today. I was at the gym, finishing up a post-workout streaming of The Sopranos (the episodes are an hour long while my program takes just a little less than that) when a… Read more »

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Weird Writing Prompts Stay Weird

  Is there anything better than the unexpected package? Full of quirky writing prompts, this journal by Brandon T. Snider was sent to me as a cheer-up package from home. Certain people (hi, Dad) know me too well; the idea is that it’ll give you, the writer, ideas on days when the words just do not… Read more »

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An Attempt At Cross-Out Poetry

  I had trouble coming up with a blog post today. To compensate, I grabbed a copy of an old New Yorker magazine and tried to write a poem by crossing out words rather than adding them. This type of writing is much harder than it looks — I thought I had a brilliant idea but soon… Read more »