Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hangman with Eddie

Ad libs or whole-word hangman, whichever game you prefer, try to fill in the blanks below. “____ was not only giving the news but examining events as they occurred, with a speed and immediacy unmatched by any other medium.” “____ … Continue reading

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Coffee table club

Staying behind the times is okay if you’re a “fast follower.” That’s how Washingtonian editor-in-chief Garrett Graff described the magazine’s online strategy. Graff was here in 2005 when the magazine booted up the first iteration of its website with an … Continue reading

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Cake sprinkles and shrimp tails

Had to slap that title on this entry to fool anyone who would believe this space is morphing into a food-centric blog. A second links post this week, honoring the visual media. • A philosophical poem about art, presented in … Continue reading

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Let’s add ice cream

He pecks away to the clackety-clack tune of a typewriter each morning around 9 a.m. after a walk to the office kitchen for a cup of coffee. He routinely carries two burnt-yellow Ticonderoga pencils in his chest pocket. He speaks … Continue reading

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Shout outs

Here are two skillful examples of writer’s voice: • Finding patterns in weather disasters • To swat a house fly or not

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