Category Archives: social media

The Written Word, Fading Away?

What do you think if someone says that reading this or that book changed their lives? Sometimes, it may depend on the book or what they say about it. In other cases, you may wonder what they were smoking or … Continue reading

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A Lost Treasure?

Looking for lost treasure? From parables in the Bible to blockbuster movies, the tales of lost treasure have been told repeatedly. Whether speaking of precious metals, gemstones, or ancient artifacts, the quest is ongoing today as it was centuries ago. … Continue reading

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A Goal on the Horizon

It’s January, and in my little corner of the world, it’s time to jump back into the Bloganuary community of WordPress. Today’s first Bloganuary challenge is “What is something you want to achieve this year?” My answer is simple and, … Continue reading

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See Nothing, Say Nothing

John Banner became famous for playing Sgt. Schultz on Hogan’s Heroes. His most famous line, in one form or another, was “I see nothing! I hear nothing! I know nothing!” Sadly, that response to questions or situations became a mantra … Continue reading

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Speaking of Stupidity

All Right! For all the end-timers out there, I may owe you an apology! The end may be nigh, in much less than a biblical time frame. Yes, I am probably overreacting. Still, the unmitigated stupidity I pulled up today … Continue reading

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Speaking Of Attribution

I’m writing this on a Saturday and the end of a busy week. The active part did not end until noon today, when we wrapped up a three-hour orientation and rehearsal for this year’s Christmas Cantata.1 Now, I’m back home, … Continue reading

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Falsely Speaking?

Like many of you, I have friends who regularly share quotations, significant dates, or other information they feel is interesting or informative. Being the analytical type, I often investigate those piquing my curiosity. The one showcased here got my attention … Continue reading

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Groupthink and Social Media

There was a time when the term groupthink brought something like the image below to mind. Everyone went along to survive. Sadly, that image is as antiquated as the floppy disk operating system. Today, groupthink might be more appropriately associated … Continue reading

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The Language War: Confusing the Issue?

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog criticizing a grammar program’s caution that I might offend someone with my narrative. It suggested I change the wording of a sentence to be more inclusive. If you’re interested in the details … Continue reading

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Conspiratorially Speaking

Recently someone responded to a blog I wrote admonishing me for assuming a conspiracy where none existed. My response was to apologize for not being as clear as possible. I was not proposing a conspiracy but rather a “go along … Continue reading

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