Among my blog's available stats are search terms people used that brought them to my site. One recent search made me chuckle: "smith corona corsair not a proper typewriter" This most likely brought them to my post Cursing the Corsair. Let me tell you, I've called my Corsair far worse things than "not proper".
Newsletters seem to be A Thing these days. To me they are a strange hybrid of public and private discourse, like a corner booth at a restaurant. You can subscribe and interact with the writer privately, as if you're in the booth together. Or you can just eavesdrop from the next booth, so to speak, … Continue reading My favorite newsletters (what are yours?)
Two belated New Year's resolutions: 1. Get more of my intelligent, articulate friends to start blogs. Maybe some of these intelligent, articulate friends aren't the writing type or won't have the time or inclination or find Instagram sufficient for digital socializing, thank you very much. Still I will try. (I halfway succeeded already with my … Continue reading Get thee a blog and an RSS reader
This is the view from my New Year's Eve. Since I can count the number of degrees it is outside on one hand, I decided to stay in this morning to look back at my 2017 calendar and remember the notable events, trips, and people that made up my year. In chronological order: The Packers … Continue reading 2017 in review
The AP has an incredible story about an Iraqi man named Omar Mohammed who courageously chronicled the savagery of the Islamic State as an undercover blogger, using the moniker Mosul Eye: For nearly two years, he’d wandered the streets of occupied Mosul, chatting with shopkeepers and Islamic State fighters, visiting friends who worked at the hospital, … Continue reading Say hi to Mosul Eye
Yesterday was my tenth anniversary of blogging. I started the second month into my freshman year of college, which also would have been right after I joined Facebook. Away from home and beginning to learn new and exciting things, I think like most writers I desired an outlet that felt at once private and public: somewhere I could express … Continue reading 10 Years
I thought I'd give this blog thing a whirl. I realized that I have all these thoughts floating around in my head and they never seem to get into my journal or someplace useful. Let's just have a discussion. You and me, camping in the mountains beneath the stars with nothing better to do than … Continue reading Test one two…