Category Archives: Lighter Side of Life

Mulling over small things in life that conveniently relate back to journalism and writing in general.

Spelling B

Change is constant, but spelling might not win the day in a fight for proper grammar. Interestingly, the issue of correct spelling and grammar have popped up in two well-known titles. Wired published an article arguing that evolving language positively benefits a … Continue reading

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Seuss on the loose

Oreos! Dr. Seuss! The past week has been one of anniversaries. Cookies are delicious, but reading is more pertinent to the aspirations of this blog. Check out the Dr.’s rhyme scheme or his failed book about Peeping Tom. Go see … Continue reading

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Stumbling on success

NYT media writer David Carr explained the ludicrous headlines accompanying Jeremy Lin’s rise. “Sometimes the road to excess ends up in the ditch.” The same goes for the real world. Success is good. Ignorance and inhospitality is not. Case: the banker who … Continue reading

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Across the horizon line

Life is multifaceted. After that is anyone’s guess. These are details of my current life: I attend graduate school, and therefore my days are largely consumed with reading and writing, writing and reading. I train six days a week for … Continue reading

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A fleeting non-manifesto

Manifestos. Declarations. Edicts. They’re popular these days because they give an air of credibility and history to something as mundane as bicycling, but even the best rightly expire after 19 years. What about a single day? Can we create something that … Continue reading

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