Politicians dodge questions and distort the truth reminiscent of the way the Delta house guys did at their trial. Just start singing the National Anthem and tune everything out.
A farewell to the original queen of brash comedy Joan Rivers. Check out the True Hollywood Story on Joan Rivers if you get a chance. It’s a surprising gag.
Suddenly Cleveland is the new Miami. https://sports.yahoo.com/news/official-kevin-love-cleveland-cavalier-165612161.html
Was hoping to see Carr tonight. Not to be. Looks like he’ll see lots of action in the last pre-season game.
If you write for an audience — be it millions of strangers or your mom — you inevitably think about how your words appear to others. Very often, this self-consciousness results in overstuffed prose and too-clever storytelling. Here to remind us of the virtue of simplicity in writing is Raymond Carver, a master of narrative and linguistic economy:
“I hate tricks. At the first sign of a trick or gimmick in a piece of fiction, a cheap trick or even an elaborate trick, I tend to look for cover. Tricks are ultimately boring, and I get bored easily, which may go along with my not having much of an attention span. But extremely clever chi-chi writing, or just plain tomfoolery writing, puts me to sleep. Writers don’t need tricks or gimmicks or even necessarily need to be the smartest fellows on the block. At the risk of appearing foolish, a writer…
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