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News Headline:Michael Flynn Spreads Bizarre Conspiracy TheoryAbout Vaccines in Salad DressingStories in the popular press these days abound with references ...
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1. The first 100 words make the sale. Grab the reader’s attention right away with a thought-provoking title and maybe an ...
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Author: Source: Comments:A thoughtful piece on the impact and intrusion of portable technology on our lives. Walter Kirn is a ...
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Teachers get a bad rap these days. As we enter into whatever we are calling the late stages of the ...
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[Note to social justice advocates: this is satire;keep your sense of humor handy.]The Scene: my living room.The Situation: I'm 30 ...
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/ / 14: Wild Cards
In 2013, CNBC TV host Jim Cramer coined the acronym FAANG to signify the dominance and global power of five ...
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Reading the news reports lately (which is not always a reliable way to gain perspective), one might surmise that US ...
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/ / 06: Law & Order
“Look, Mommy, the flag is broken!”, sang out a child’s voice. “No, honey, it’s not broken. It’s just been raised ...
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The day will come when water will be more precious than oil.That day has already come in some places and ...
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/ / 13: Environment
A short story on how baseball life imitates business life. While watching a Double A minor league game last night, ...
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Stop Calling Them “Theories.” They’re Not.

Stories in the popular press these days abound with references to "conspiracy theories." It seems that every time some fringe group or some eccentric individual makes some wild, unsubstantiated claim, we have a new "theory." Actually, we don't. . . .

How to Write a Dynamite Blog Article

If you're called upon to write an online article, a news item, or a discussion piece, follow these 17 guidelines for readability and impact. This 4-minute read will make you a better online writer. . . .

The First Refusal

Author: Source: Comments: A thoughtful piece on the impact and intrusion of portable technology on our lives. Walter Kirn is a novelist and essayist. Link: https://walterkirn.substack.com/p/the-first-refusal Views: 108 . . .

Did a Teacher Change Your Life?

As you consider your own K-12 school years and your undergraduate college or graduate school experiences, if you continued with your education, who were the teachers that really mattered to you? Who were the ones who made your learning journey interesting, safe, even fun? Who were the ones who supported your efforts to master tough subjects? Who were the teachers who listened as you talked about your goals, career aspirations, and dreams? Who helped you shift from one possible career path to the one you're on now? Who were the ones who gave you encouragement, praise, and even tough love, . . .

Sexual Politics: How Not to Seduce Somebody

A hypothetical conversation between the updated version of my  'Sixties self and a modern woman, negotiating the terms of a mutually acceptable sexual experience. . . .

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