Quote Comparing Politicians to CEOs

Politicians want to look good so they can get things done. CEOs want to get things done so they can look good."-Peggy Noon in On Speaking Well: How to Give a Speech with Style, Substance, and Clarity (1999), about the difference in speechwriting for politicians vs. business leaders This quote may explain why President Trump… Continue reading Quote Comparing Politicians to CEOs

Quote on Unfree Thought

What I’m thinking in my head is my personal freedom and my rights. What does it have to do with anyone else? How can others control how my brain cells function?-college student and TikTok video creator Zhou Jianming on the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to force identical thought on all students Although he was criticizing… Continue reading Quote on Unfree Thought

Quote Choose Happiness

Happiness is rarely something that magically befalls us, but something we choose to experience. What are you choosing?”Barbara Danza in “The Key to Contentment, According to Wisdom of the Past,” The Epoch Times, March 5-11, 2020 print issue Photo by Bruna Branco on Unsplash.

Movie Review: The Mule (2019)

Clint Eastwood directs and stars. Better than a blockbuster, this movie is worth your time. Wait! Don’t leave! I’m not saying it will make you think. It’s not an art film or a documentary. It’s a darn good story. And we love stories. A means to an end Earl Stone, 90, needs money. The bank… Continue reading Movie Review: The Mule (2019)

Seeking Writing Style Critiques

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Aloha! 2019 is flying by, even my kids noticed. I have been chauffeuring them, wrestling with the internet, researching stories to present from a parent's perspective, and writing, writing, and rewriting. I am inspired by my current read Writing True: The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction by Sondra Perl and Mimi Schwartz to ask:… Continue reading Seeking Writing Style Critiques