Category Archives: Writing

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 86,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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Euphemisms & Euthanasia

Euphemisms & Euthanasia “The thief [Satan] comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” ~ Jesus (John 10:10) I like words. Maybe that’s why I’m a writer? Or maybe I … Continue reading

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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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