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Iceberg — Dead Ahead

Iceberg — Dead Ahead A snowflake — unique, delicate, innocuous and prone to congregate. By itself, a minor irritation as it blows in the wind. But, given enough time, the right circumstances and enough snowflakes, you get — ice. And … Continue reading

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Defending Idiom

Defending Idiom Idiom, slang, jargon, patois, vernacular — why use it? Our grammarians say it ain’t proper. Academics challenge its validity. Philosophers ignore this verbal, some say primitive, form of expression. Yet it exists. Why? Well, because that’s how real … Continue reading

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This isn’t about politics…

  Math for Europeans and SJWs Confusing, ain’t it ? So let’s simplify: Sooo…rounding off, there are nearly TWICE as many Africans as there are Europeans. Seems to me that puts the issue of “open borders” to rest, eh? ‘Less … Continue reading

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” Original” Sins

  “Original” Sins No, not those sins. I refer to sins in a writer’s mind. Let me explain: recently I was composing a piece of very short fiction to submit to a contest. I was prepared to hit the submit … Continue reading

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If It Doesn’t Rhyme

If It Doesn’t Rhyme There’s a Reason ‘Cuz it isn’t poetry. It’s prose. Yet much can be learned about writing prose by studying the long-lived appeal of the poem. The tone, the rhythm, indeed the musicality of poetic expression, can … Continue reading

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The Demise of Conversation

(Silence ain’t golden) Emoji this, emoji that. Why bother to converse, or comment for that matter. Time is precious: an email blast of a thumbs-up, a one-click laugh or grimace…why that’s enough isn’t it? Friends, family and fans should be … Continue reading

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AA

No, not THAT “AA”. I’m addressing those addicted to adjectives and adverbs. The people (writers) who sleep with a thesaurus under their pillow in the hope that osmosis will enable them to impress readers with their erudition. The bigger (and … Continue reading

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