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  • Influencer or Comedian in Drag?
    This is about media advertising; it’s not a salvo in the culture wars. There’s been an uproar online about a […]
  • The Writer Side Hustle
    The writer side hustle has fundamentally changed the quality of information that Americans receive. It’s borne of a notion that […]
  • Clairvoyance
    Clairvoyance — (from French: clair ‘clear’ + voir ‘to see’); the supposed faculty of perceiving things or events in the […]
  • ‘Reduce the Excess’ in the Outback
    Another throwback to the 2008 trip to Australia. This is a little more personal, a first person perspective with some […]
  • “The Alice” and Aboriginals
    Throwing it back to a blog written on a visit to the Australia Outback in 2008. “The Alice” is what […]
  • A Deeper Plane
    Adapted from something written long ago in the middle of everywhere…. There is a deeper plane of existence. A realm […]
  • The Amazon Covid Flimflam
    Is Amazon purposely giving employees Covid and then charging them a ‘processing fee’ to return to work? It’s a question […]
  • Labour Shortages, TUS2 and FU2
    For writers and gig freelancers (especially during a pandemic), a seasonal job at a local package facility to earn some […]
  • The Vaccination Blues
    Do you get the vaccination blues? It’s a feeling of ‘enough already’ with all the misinformation and lallygagging with people […]
  • Slab City — Waiting for the Ocean
    Earthquakes near Slab City recently. If California falls into the sea, the Salton Sea and Slab City become ocean front […]
  • ‘The Stand’ 2021: A Wasted Opportunity
    ‘The Stand’ is one of Stephen King’s quintessential novels. The hardcover version released in 1978 was set in 1980, and […]
  • Insurrection and Modern Media
    It’s easy to get obsessed with online video and narratives of the riot and insurrection at the US Capitol Building. […]
  • The Self — Seeing ‘I’ to ‘i’
    Where lies the self? Is it the ego or the spirit or some place in between? Seeing eye-to-eye means mutual […]
  • Dead-naming and Death of the Ego
    Dead-naming is a new concept that is being defined in writer’s guides for AP Style and others. It occurs when […]
  • Survival of the Fittest
    If you’re going to talk “survival of the fittest” related to a virus, understand what that means. The term “fit” […]
  • Fountains of Life
    “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilised people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that […]
  • The New Arbiters of Truth?
    Facebook and Twitter as arbiters of truth? Say it ain’t so, but it appears that some people want that to […]
  • ‘Home Before Dark’: An Unexpected Gem on Apple TV
    At first glance, ‘Home Before Dark’ on Apple TV looks like a show for kids and families, along the lines […]
  • A CoronaVirus for a King
    This is based in part on speculation and conjecture…. It looks like the current president of the United States is […]
  • The Original ‘Bigot’
    Bigot: a person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions — ORIGIN: late 16th century (denoting a superstitious religious […]
  • Star Wars: The Original Ending
    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Those words first came across the movie screen in the […]
  • The Bucket List Blues
    The Bucket List — a list of things to get done before you die. For many people with such a […]
  • A True Empath
    Empath – (chiefly in science fiction) a person with the paranormal ability to apprehend (or perceive) the mental or emotional […]
  • “Joker” and Media Violence: An Analysis
    “Joker” with Joaquin Phoenix is the highest earning R-rated movie of all time, and it has struck a nerve among […]
  • Grand Canyon — End of an Era
    Is mobile phone service soon to invade the backcountry at Grand Canyon? There’s a proposal to improve service in the […]
  • Media Arts and Culture Defined
    Media arts is the study of human communication in all genres and forms that use electronic media and technology to […]
  • Moksha
    Moksha: (from Sanskrit moksa) release from the cycle of rebirth impelled by the law of karma (in Hinduism and Jainism). […]
  • In Search Of… The Premise For This Space
    This series presents information based in part on theory and conjecture. The producer’s purpose is to suggest some possible explanations, […]
  • Travel Eye-Q~a new space
    “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, […]

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