Monthly Archives: September 2011

Blessings, boulders and one hard rock

I was skeptical. Aron Ralston left home on a solo rock climbing trip and didn’t leave a note. Plus, he appears to be missing a letter in his name. Advice? No thanks. Tickets to the speech were free, but my … Continue reading

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Sometimes you need some time

There was a book published in 1815 that now rests in a fireproof safe. I’ve never read it. But I have it. I can hold it. I can turn the pages. It’s history lends it value. In a digital world, … Continue reading

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Newspapers, no problem

Writing evolves into something better only through the hot-iron test that is a volume of work, as Ira Glass says. My volume has diminished by a thimbleful here, a bucket there. Forgive me. A week’s worth of digital dead air is … Continue reading

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Twitter webs

Oh, tangled traps believed, when like moths we fly to Twitter lights, deceived. Regards to Sir Walter Scott, but the point is that Twitter is much more than a simple micro-blogging site. It is the best and worst of products: something … Continue reading

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Memory, remember me?

Memory is a funny thing. September is a month now affiliated with one weighty anniversary, but let’s not forget… Few probably remember the September 1994 plane crash on the White House lawn. In a time of reflection from the beginning of … Continue reading

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