These are, of course, meant totally tongue-in-cheek. That said, if you see these reflected in your writing, change it. DoItNow. Have pity on your editor.
The Internet is huge, and that’s a massive understatement. According to Internet Live Stats, in 2015, there were nearly 3.2 billion users accessing almost 1 billion unique-host name websites. On those sites, users are constantly creating content, reacting to articles, adding kitten memes. It’s estimated that Twitter receives 100,000 tweets per minute on average. Facebook… Continue reading Toddlers with Ferraris
Remember the movie Bambi? I do. It’s a cute movie with some seriously real death and maybe a few outdated ideals. But that’s all beside the point. The one quote I’d like everyone to remember is this: In case you’re on your phone and you’re pushing your monthly bandwidth, or you’re not a fan… Continue reading No One Wants Your Shitty Opinion
Is this the right room for an argument? After anything of note happens in the world – especially in the event of tragedy – our media outlets become torrents of speculation, opinion, and outright lies. Social media, in turn, becomes a swamp of logical fallacy. It’s as predictable as the sunrise. This phenomenon was particularly… Continue reading Beyond Belief – 9 Tips for Researching Your Opinions
Last weekend, I attended a very large event geared toward girls ages 10 to 18. There were over 500 girls and 80 adults in attendance. It was a fun event, with lots of positive experiences, located in a beautiful setting. The organizers did a whole lot right – they are to be commended for pulling… Continue reading Beyond Being FINE
Harsh, I know. But you need to know how being wishy-washy, noncommittal jackasses affects the world outside of your personal bubble. What am I talking about, you ask? The birthday party RSVP. When you get a birthday party invitation from us, it’s because my child wants to see your child at his party. We… Continue reading Dear Parents: You Suck
I’ve sold copies of Rising, and I’ve gotten great reviews. I’m not complaining. But I do generate some serious eyebrow-arch when I see headlines like:
Man Sells Photo of Potato for 1 Million Euros.
Think twice about posting those ridiculous cookie-smear-campaign memes. This isn’t about you. It’s not about your political agenda. The chip on my shoulder is bigger than yours. Put it away, and think about the girls.