Category Archives: writing and blogging

Not Just Talking

In 1959, I was a Freshman at East Haven High School, taking English in the college course.   The major project in Freshman English was a term paper.  If you can believe it, I chose to write on The Basic Characteristics … Continue reading

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No Topic, No Post

Today I received a notice on my WordPress Dashboard that I registered the domain, oldereyes.wordpress.com, four years ago today.  That first year, I posted 107 times, averaging about three times a week.   That was partly because it took me a … Continue reading

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Getting Unstuck

I am going through a period of Poster’s Block.  Monday night, I started on three different topics for Top Sites Tuesday … and gave up on all three.   They seemed like fresh ideas when the first appeared on my mental … Continue reading

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On Blogging … and Being Read

I know people who, when asked, Why do you write? answer, Because I have to.  Even though I love writing, I’m apparently not one of those people.  I dabbled in fiction writing for years without ever becoming fully committed to … Continue reading

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Behind the Bedroom Door

If it’s there, it waits behind the bedroom door until the house is dark.  Mom thinks I’m asleep as she tiptoes into her room to sleep alone, so she turns out the hall light.  Electricity costs money and money doesn’t … Continue reading

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Reading Aloud

Within six months of starting my first job as an engineer in 1966, I was required to give a presentation on some work I was doing at a customer review.  I’m sure I was a nervous wreck but what I … Continue reading

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1,000

According to my Good Buddy, Wikipedia, the decimal representation for one thousand is 1,000—a one followed by three zeros, in the general notation ; 1 × 103—in engineering notation, which for this number coincides with : 1 × 103 exactly—in scientific normalized … Continue reading

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Practice, Practice

I was poking through my bookshelves today and discovered another one of my forgotten books on writing.  This one, by Judy Reeves, is titled A Writer’s Book of Days and subtitled A Spirited Companion & Lively Muse for the Writing … Continue reading

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Busman’s Holiday

Are you familiar with the term Busman’s Holiday?   According to Wictionary, the term was originally coined in 1893 to describe a busman (or bus driver) who, for his holiday, takes an excursion on a bus.  More generally, it means someone who vacations … Continue reading

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Shades of Meaning

Do you remember your first thesaurus?  Or maybe the day your English teacher told you to ask your parents to buy you a thesaurus?  Do you remember why?  I seem to remember being told , If you use the same … Continue reading

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