Let the Mothers and Fathers Speak

I’m afraid I’ve become jaded. Rarely do the newest of fiction and nonfiction books, and even poetry, speak to me as they once have. Lately I’ve had to force myself to read them, something you might glean from the rare reviews I’ve been posting. What’s wrong? Is it me? Have I simply read too many…

The Rear View Mirror

Any blogger worth their salt knows to evaluate what (s)he writes about and knows to give potential readers something that interests them. The trick, of course, is to, well, trick them into digging deeper that they’ve gone before, making them think in new ways about their interests. I call that looking in the rear view…

A New Ballgame

There are some changes coming in GF posts, one temporary, and at least one permanent. I’ve been hesitant to enter this stage of self disclosure, but my family life with the missus has entered a new phase, one that has ironically drawn us closer together – – she’s been stricken with an extremely nasty and…

The End of Newsweek-ly Journalism

Newsweek hasn’t been a news weekly for a while now. In this devoted reader’s mind, it’s been a journalistic sham since Tina Brown took over and the magazine had to carry the blogger baggage of The Daily Beast. In this final edition, Brown does give credit to Christopher Dickey for carrying the journalistic ball, but…

What Does Your Blog Writing Style Say About You?

Jeff Korhan's blog post holds special interest for me, and may for other bloggers, as well as blog readers. I've worked hard to develop style and voice in my creative writing, and I'm reasonably in touch with them. But I'm not sure how they compare to my blogging style and voice. Of particular interest is…