Blog Image and Data Visualization Challenge

Good morning! Join me for coffee? I have a new, personal challenge for this week – and I’m inviting you all to join me. The challenge is to add visual appeal and interest to my communications (not just in blogging). It’s no secret that I like words. I have nothing against charts and pretty pictures Read More …

Short Story Contest

Write a new, original short story on your own blog using whatever is in your Spam or Trash folders for inspiration. (For an example, see Spammerview, but make yours different!) If you have nothing in your own Spam bucket, borrow something from Spomment of the Day. Post a link to your entry in the comments below. Read More …

A Paucity of Hope

With thanks to Ron Lacson for the inspiration, in Writing… and us. According to Ron, I inspired him to write that, yesterday, with my post, Nothing Left to Say. Ron writes that, “because most writers articulate how they view the world and craft their piece as a tool to share their dreams and values; their success and Read More …

1000 Words + a Picture

Which is Worth More: 1000 Words or a Picture? Why choose? As the commercial says, “Isn’t and better? I like and better.” This is a photo and blogging challenge that began in 2013. Let’s try to keep it going in 2014 – and the more, the merrier! If a picture is worth 1000 words, how Read More …

Would You Like Spam and Eggs for Breakfast?

Judging from some of the comments that didn’t make it off the cutting room floor, I’d say more than a few folks out there got shiny new spambots and comment spinners for Christmas. They are now doing their level best to ensure that Santa brings them enough coal, this coming winter, to survive the next Read More …

The Death of Hypertext

Is blogging dead? It’s a fair question. From my perspective, it might be something to cheer about. Surprised? I’ve actually been mourning the death of blogging since around 2008. I might have mourned it sooner, but that’s when I really started to notice that the scenic byways of the “Information Superhighway” had become littered with Read More …

Ingenious

I promised to share with you some of my favorite apps for Android, didn’t I? First, because it’s one of those things everyone always asks, here’s how to take a screenshot with the HP Slate 7: Press both the power button and the down volume button simultaneously. This,  of course, leads in nicely to two Read More …