I needed a cheatsheet for citing social media sources. The CMoS has a LOT to say on the topic, but is also rather lacking in crystal-clear examples for typical scenarios. And many of the examples online are either wrong or out of date. ∴ I made this and then decided to share it with y'all.
A new year and a renewed effort to be a better human being and a better people.
I celebrated my birthday last week. I received a smattering of cards and things and an ocean wave of social-media congratulations, but this particular interaction proved to be particularly special.
Over the past few years, a design emerged for a relatively simple and effective electrified fence gate. Turns out, it works well for the driveway too. Check it out.
There's no magic pill that will turn you into a productive human being. Productivity requires vigilance and conscious effort—a constant battle accompanied by many setbacks. Setbacks have taken hold in my life. So, I've determined it's time I rejoin the war. Let me share my latest plan of attack.
This is for all those moments when your body at age fifty reminds your brain that you are no longer thirty.
More musings on the English language. In this second entry on the topic, we focus on the spelling trainwreck that is the English language.
You know the dream. The one where you're in line somewhere, maybe the Super Target™ or a grocery store. A busy day. People everywhere. Only then do you realize you are buck-ass naked—not a stitch of clothing. This was kinda like that. A twisted little tale. Personally, I blame Will.
#Cutenessoverload has commenced. Or as we like to say, Lambwatch! For the next month, about 20 ewes (sheep mothers) will be giving birth. It is a month of no sleep and emergency interventions. And lots and lots of cute!
Older dogs can be exceptionally sweet, but they will inevitably require special care and attention. Since they can't talk to you, you really need to see the signs of aging and reward their lifetime of service with patience and understanding. In this case, the challenges are all mental.
Plenty of tools exist that support the writing process. Let me describe what works for me and how I use them.
The argument for two spaces between sentences in modern writing is akin to refusing to turn off caps lock when texting or sending an email. Or to butcher Orwell, "One space good, two spaces bad."