Tag Archive: morals

How can I help?

I wrote earlier this week about writing for my niece. The second piece of this is something I’ve been struggling with for a while. Why me? I created a podcast. (You might have heard of it, 600 Second Saga.) This makes me a gatekeeper of sorts. Not a super fancy gate wearing gatekeepers (that’s what real gatekeepers do right? wear gates?) but one nonetheless. I read a lot of other submission guidelines along the way to creating mine. Some of…
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Messy Roundup

My thoughts are a bit mess this week so it is leading to a bit of a messy roundup. Have you read blahblahblah I told you messy. I both love and despise all of the lists about what you should read and what you have to read and what you are a horrible person if you don’t read and what you aren’t a real writer if you don’t read and whatever. They always say more about the people compiling them…
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Which Words

Writers and words go together because…duh? But which words? Call me…a miniaturist? Maybe? Mental Floss has a list of 14 old fashioned things to call writers. Someone who writes short pieces of fiction. Yup! (Writrix is also good but mostly because it sounds like someone who stabs someone with old fashioned quills.) Which Words? Swear Words How many swear words could you come up with? 400 or more? Mostly we use 10. No, swearing doesn’t mean you have a limited…
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The future and the past

I think a lot about the future and the past. Our future is completely informed by our past. If we weren’t who we were we wouldn’t be who we will be. 3D printing clothing This will of course be coming and I look forward to it. It is important to note that we will absolutely still need designers. Some day we will have closets with these printers built in. You might go to a store and work with a designer…
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Apple Watch Edition

Was the Apple Watch Edition a really thoughtful and deliberate example of anchoring? So my (entirely lay) understanding of Anchoring is basically the first thing sets your perspective of the next thing. A tool used in negotiations very frequently. Wikipedia says “ For example, the initial price offered for a used car sets the standard for the rest of the negotiations, so that prices lower than the initial price seem more reasonable even if they are still higher than what…
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The Future Now

The world is a strange, wonderful, disturbing, and incredibly malleable place. Some random links I’ve run across about the future now. Some things that have a lot of potential, but potential can be for good or evil. Bust Art Heist Bust Cosmo Wenman, an artist who actually has done guerrilla 3D reproductions of classical art using high-quality digital photos, told Ars that he was immediately suspicious about the Nefertiti scan. Most likely, he said, the artists had been given a…
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