Tag: Writing

“Talk Less. Smile More. Don’t Let Them Know What You’re Against or What You’re For.”

Literature and the arts have a lot of lessons to teach us about life and how we should (or could) live. I recently listened to the soundtrack to the play about Alexander Hamilton’s life, and the lessons were very interesting. Talk less, smile more? Maybe. But you also need to speak up against injustice. You need to stand for something, or you’ll fall for almost anything.

Like a Chicken With My Head Cut Off

One of the things that I admire about the people who I admire is their ability — real or perceived — to multitask. The best of them can do it effortlessly. They come up with stuff that they’ve done and I’m left wondering how they did it. I’ve been trying to match that kind of multitasking, but everyone who sees…

Let’s have some fun with fiction

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you should know by now that I love to write. More often than not, I’ll write about my life experiences and the opinions that those experiences have formed. Very rarely do I write fiction, so I’d like to write more. To help me do that, I bought The Amazing Story Generator by Jay…

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What is a “handful”?

Everyone is getting all caught-up in the fever over Zika in the Americas. So I was pleasantly surprised to see an article in a blog I frequent titled: Your Non-Alarmist Guide to the Zika Virus. Unfortunately, it only took one sentence for the whole post to be derailed for me: “Zika virus, a previously obscure disease that had only caused…

Mental Blocks and Hypergraphia

One of the things that my wife always points out is that I am very much able to sit down and punch out a blog post of several hundred words on something that interests me, but then I have a hard time writing something for an assignment. She does it with some frustration, I think, because he sees how frustrated…

The stories that need to be told

Aside from the work that they do, one of the biggest reasons I absolutely love Doctors Without Borders is their commitment to tell stories form the field. Their written stories, interviews on the radio, and videos put a face to their organization, and they put a face on all the people that they help. Many of the stories that they…

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Here’s a really good article full of tips on how to use Microsoft Word, the ubiquitous word processor out there in the professional world:

http://lifehacker.com/beyond-the-basics-six-tips-for-better-formatting-in-mi-1546090595

It won’t tell you how you should write but how you should format your writing. So go check it out. It might come in handy on the next report you write… Or that letter to mom that is still in draft stage.

Rabid criticism of the latest book by Dr. Paul Offit

Dr. Paul A. Offit, MD, recently published his latest book, “Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine“. By mistake, I ordered two books from Amazon and got them yesterday. Instead of returning one book, or giving it away, I decided to put it up for auction on my personal Facebook page. Myself and a friend…

Plagiarism, plain and simple?

I will be among the first people to admit to you that it is difficult to read source material for a blog post (or a full-blown article) and not get any of that source into your own article by accident. It happens, and you acknowledge it and move on, trying hard to not do it again. But I’ll also be…