Category Archives: Writing/Journalism

Trump’s News Network

November 28, 2018 – As the president continues to call the media, especially CNN, “fake news” and the “enemy of the people,” he is making a proposal to start his own “worldwide news” network to tout his “great” accomplishments. The … Continue reading

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Mark Anthony Conditt, The Austin Bomber

UPDATE  March 24, 2018 – Progressive Secular Humanist has provided some proof that Mark Anthony Conditt, the Austin Bomber, was a Christian terrorist, at least by training. Finally, there are links we can follow to determine the political and fundamentalist … Continue reading

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Self-Editing of Business Communication

Let me start by saying that it is always better to have an independent set of eyes read your copy before you publish it. And it should be someone who, as a friend of mine would say, is willing to … Continue reading

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Grant Writing

Grant writing falls under Rosman’s Universal Rule: Nothing is as hard as it seems but everything is harder than it looks. Though each grant is different, many ask for similar information. The proper way to be successful at grant writing … Continue reading

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Mind Mapping for Better Speech Writing

The idea of choosing a topic for your speech should not be that hard, yet the “What am I going to talk about” seems to bewilder many. Even if your topic has been chosen for you, lining up what you … Continue reading

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Missourian Commentary – Bombings, Misinformation and Boston

For my readers who do not subscribe to the Columbia Missourian, this is a reprint of my column from April 17, 2013. Don’t jump to conclusions in placing blame Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 9:17 p.m. … Continue reading

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Citizen Journalist

This is a response to a column written by Mike Martin, owner of the blog, The Columbia Heartbeat. Now, Mike has been on a quest to have all citizen or participatory journalist paid. I agree with this. But Mike has … Continue reading

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The Myths of Life and Death

It has been a bit since I have written specifically for the blog. No real excuses, but I have been busy with the holidays and trying to stay away from religious celebrations; with looking for work (I had a job … Continue reading

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GOP Kerfuffle – Just saying…

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On Friday, October 25, Barb Shelly of the Kansas City Star wrote a column titled “Missouri is still a battleground state – for wacky campaigns.” For Shelly, what is happening politically in Missouri is a “kerfuffle.” I love obscure words … Continue reading

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Clearing up some confusion

My  posting in the Columbia Missourian concerning Missouri ballot issue titled “Amendment No 2,” was written before the shootings in Aurora Colorado (I lived in Denver for 25-years) and has nothing to do with the Second Amendment of the Constitution. … Continue reading

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