Archive: November 2010

I’d Like To Buy An Apple

  • November 23, 2010
I’d Like To Buy An Apple

I was waiting in line today at a local apple orchard farm stand buying some apple cider and a dozen apple cider donuts when my attention was diverted to a very impatient customer who tried to cut ahead of me in line. "Excuse me! Excuse me!", he shouted. The cashier tried her best to pretend not to hear him. He shouted louder. "EXCUSE ME!!!". I moved over and let him ahead of me even though I was the next in line. "I was wondering", he said, "if I could buy an apple." It seemed like a pretty stupid question right off the bat. At first I thought the man was an idiot....

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Never Fuck With A Writer

  • November 23, 2010
Never Fuck With A Writer

Throughout history, writers have been responsible for reporting the news, expressing their views, and giving their readers the inside scoop. Writers are folks who use their writing to communicate with the masses, generally through print media such as newspapers and magazines, and more recently, over the Internet through the use of blogs and websites. Since the advent of the Internet and blogs, the role of the writer has, in recent years, become more important and influential. Writers of today have the potential to reach far more people than those of their predecessors. Writers serve the masses...

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How To Write A Halfway Decent Letter

  • November 23, 2010
How To Write A Halfway Decent Letter

The other day, I received the strangest email from someone whom I’d lost touch with about 10 years ago. I’m not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings here, so I’ve decided not to include the letter or the name of the person who sent it. Let me just say that it didn’t make any sense to me and that I spent quite some time reading through it trying to figure out what the person was trying to say. It was so poorly written that it actually gave me a headache. I thought that printing out a copy would help me be able to figure out what the person was trying to say. Printing it only made the problem...

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My Writing Style

  • November 23, 2010
My Writing Style

The other day, Angie asked me why I started a blog. My answer was that I wanted to share my writing, creativity, and life experiences with the world. But that was only half the answer... As a child, I had dreamed of one day becoming a writer, while my parents thought I would be better off as a doctor or business man. Today, much of my writing is as random and irrelevant as the full-page articles one might find in The New Yorker Magazine, which often covers topics such as the hard-to-find items once found in produce section of the author's local supermarket. Some years back, The New Yorker wrote...

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