No, not that Twitterature. Imagine the best bit of writing you’ve ever read. Those sentences that leaped out from the page, grabbed your attention, and demanded to be seen, admired, shared, repeated. The very best work of the very best authors. Now, imagine that writing stripped of all context: no plot to clarify meaning, no characters whose quirks and personality inform the tone of what...
On the GOP
My thoughts on the state of the Republican Party — of which I still consider myself a member — in answer to a friend’s question on Facebook: I don’t buy into liberal class warfare. I’m pro-life, and believe in a muscular foreign policy that promotes the freedom agenda around the world. But it seems that conservative economic principles — which were once...
Page-Turning Goodness →
The beautiful, talented, and delightful Ms. Jenna Fredericksen — soon to be Jenna Winn! — is selling nifty hand-crafted wares on Etsy. If you’re looking for high-end custom invitations for a wedding or baby shower, or perhaps a beautiful saltwater-pearl bracelet for you or someone special, be sure to click on through and check out her site!
Couple, married 83 years, share their secret →
Their six children — three have been married for 50 years or longer — begat 39 grandchildren, who begat 101 great-grandchildren, who have so far begotten 40 great-great-grandchildren. If you’re keeping score at home, that’s 186 descendants. I’m getting married next year. I don’t know if Jenna and I will both still be alive in 83 years, but if we are, we’ll be together.
Not Ready For Prime Time →
RIM, for instance, shipped its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in April, then immediately began flooding the airwaves with ads that touted it as the first “professional grade” tablet and boasted of its support for Adobe Flash. Which would have been dandy … except that the tablet was thoroughly glitchy and sported a version of Flash that barely worked. The PlayBook’s marketing...
Most of you have no idea what Martin Luther King... →
If you are a white person who has always lived in the U.S. and never under a brutal dictatorship, you probably don’t know what my father was talking about. But this is what the great Dr. Martin Luther King accomplished. Not that he marched, nor that he gave speeches. He ended the terror of living as a black person, especially in the south. An interesting — and moving —...
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