Monthly Archives: January 2010

Is the beer as poor as the grammar?

Is the beer as poor as the grammar?  Beer commercial.  ”Me and Buster are hanging off a cliff and you can only save one of us,” says the girl.  C’mon, you’ve seen it.  Does it annoy you yet? Me and … Continue reading

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Resilience

Resilience is an excellent word. An elegant word. It has punch. I read in newspapers and magazines the word ‘resiliency’ when resilience is what they mean. Drives me nuts.

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I have made a difference

Yesterday, I read an article by Joe Cowley in the Chicago Sun Times about the Chicago White Sox.  I like his stuff, and find him to be a solid, professional writer.  In the second paragraph, Mr. Cowley wrote “between he … Continue reading

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APOD

For any of you interested in a terrific perspective on our known universe, today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day gives you a small trip to the outer edges of our knowledge.  Go visit.  http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html If you’re doing this on a … Continue reading

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I have been trying to write a post concerning the continuous batting rule in little league.  I can’t seem to write it without getting pissed off.  So I am abandoning it for the night, and saying, even though we won … Continue reading

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Although you couldn’t tell from the home page of SWEETSMOKE, I did, in fact, put up the new UK cover the last couple of days.  To see it, you’ll need to jump to the BLOG page.  Oh, go ahead.  Do … Continue reading

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New UK cover

Coming July 2010 in the UK, a new edition of SWEETSMOKE. 

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From the Wichita Eagle

As reported today, Jan 10, 2010, in the Wichita Eagle Watermark best- sellers 1. “Get Over Yourself; God’s Here!” by Kate Moorehead 2. “Sunflower Sampler” by the Junior League of Wichita 3. “Wichita Art Museum: 75 Years of American Art” … Continue reading

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Holy cow it’s baseball season again.  We just had our tryouts, as they are redrafting the entire league and everyone gets to try out again.  Hey, it’s only 72 degrees out there today.  I’m not ready! 

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It took a few days.  Two days to work on the outline.  Another day to begin to lay down words, finding them slack and rushed… and then the following day you begin to work them, mold them, trust them and … Continue reading

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