Category Archives: Writing

2013 in review (annual report for this blog)

Annual report for this blog… Continue reading

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Deal with the Devil: The FBI’s Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer

Interweaving exclusive interviews, more than 1,150 pages of once secret files, sixteen pages of black-and-white photos, and the same astounding capacity for understanding criminal networks that marked his investigations of al Qaeda in 1000 Years for Revenge, Cover Up and Triple Cross,, Deal with the Devil, the term DeVecchio’s trial judge used to describe the Bureau’s relationship with this Mafia sociopath, is a page-turning ground-breaking work of investigative journalism that reads like a Martin Scorsese film… Continue reading

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Neil Postman, Technopoly, and Amusing Ourselves to Death

“The Technopoly story is without a moral center. It puts in its place efficiency, interest, and economic advance. It promises heaven on earth through the conveniences of technological progress. It casts aside all traditional narratives and symbols that suggest stability and orderliness, and tells, instead, of a life of skills, technical expertise, and the ecstasy of consumption.” ~ Neil Postman, “Technopoly” Continue reading

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10 uses of the word “monster” in 21 paragraphs ≠ journalism

10 uses of the word “monster” in 21 paragraphs ≠ journalism “One of the leading voices in the U.S. on the subject of Journalistic Standards and Ethics is the Society of Professional Journalists. The Preamble to its Code of Ethics … Continue reading

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Media-based epistemology, faith, and skepticism

We should not be uncritical, unthinking, true believers of everything and anything we consume via media – mass or alternative. Continue reading

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The Digital Revolution is a writer’s dream come true!

As someone who remembers the days of paper, typewriters, and mailing-in articles for publication to magazines, the fact that, what I write today can and is read by peoples the world over, immediately after – as well as years after – I publish my writings, is truly amazing.

Writers desire more than anything for peoples to read their writings, and publishing in the Digital Age makes this easier, and more satisfying, than ever before.

If you’re a writer, and you want to be read, then begin writing and publishing on your blog! Continue reading

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“The CIA, FBI, Homeland Security, all use WordPress”

“MM: Sure! So its everything from Ford Motor Company, several departments of the government including the CIA, FBI, Homeland Security, all use WordPress. Other media companies including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CNN, all of them use WordPress…” Continue reading

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