Tuesday, March 03, 2015

"Her Body"

“I feel that we have all sinned. None of us are perfect. No sin is greater than any sin. I don’t know why, other than that’s the only decision [abortion] that a woman could make. That’s her right to make that decision, because that’s her body.”
Callie Chatman, wife of Alabama pastor

To "Alex" at SEO Addiction

Having now reviewed the sites presented to me originally as "non-commercial"--goodwritinghelp.com or writingprogress.com, and finding no contact information for them, I see the full scale of the bait-and-switch tactic used to insert a commercial site after rate negotiations had been completed

All the other shenanigans I've been subjected to by "Alex" and his cohort were predictable. Any group engaging in a well-designed trick like this would be capable of other misdoings.

I have removed the text and link given to me to place at Empirecontact.com: "EffectivePapers.com - Essay Writing Help can be useful for you if you experience any difficulties in academic paper writing in college or university."

Being diddled online is difficult enough; far worse when done by non-countrymen.

Thanks . .


"Nuclear Winter"

“It is very difficult to conceive of a scenario — short of nuclear winter — where an agency would be justified in allowing its cabinet-level head officer to solely use a private email communications channel for the conduct of government business.”
former director of litigation
National Archives and Records Administration

Monday, March 02, 2015

"Cartoon Picture"

"Last week, we learned of an incredibly massive black hole in the early universe. Now we have this average galaxy with significant amounts of dust. We've had this cartoon picture of the early universe, but it's clear that we really don't know what's going on."

Sunday, March 01, 2015

"That Is Where You'll Find Me"

That is where you'll find me
In the field where dreams are scattered
Toiling away
Planting more
As if they really mattered.
March 1, 2015

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Responses to Questions About Freelancing as a Writer


Don’t you ever worry about where your next paycheck is coming from?
My response:
Actually, worry more about the important things, like the merits of the serial comma.


Doesn’t it suck that you’re always floating ideas for approval?
My response:
Not nearly as much as waiting for your boss to OK your expenditure on paper clips.


What are you going to do when that magazine you write for goes out of business?
My response:
Gee, it never occurred to me that a thriving business could be mismanaged or find itself in the throes of shifting markets. 


What is it like to not have a boss?
My response:
I have several bosses and am trying to find more every day.


Don’t you ever fantasize about what it would be like to have a real job?
My response:
Most all of my fantasies involve deserted islands. None involves work.


Do you think I could make it as a freelancer?
My response:
You've certainly got the querying part down pat.