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Odds & Ends: News/Humor (with a "Who Lost the Week?" poll)
I post a weekly diary of historical notes, arts & science items, foreign news (often receiving little notice in the US) and whimsical pieces from the outside world that I often feature in "Cheers & ...
Ed Tracey 05/24/2015 12
Top Comments: the Week that Was in Ireland edition
A look at the big story coming out of the Emerald Isle ... and one not so well-known (yet still historic, as well), after the jump .....
Ed Tracey 05/23/2015 34
I used to post here often, but not so much anymore
I still come here, but for different reasons. My circumstances have changed, and I no longer have the time to write like I used to. I still read...but I have so little time to write. So little ...
Keith930 05/22/2015 72
Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Rhetorical Candles on the Birthday Cake Pearls of wisdom and piles of horse dung from various political types born in May: "Economic growth without social ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/22/2015 117
Write On! Pacing
Hello, writers. Last week we talked about making time pass in a narrative. Now I’d like to talk about a related area, pacing. Pacing a story well means spending as little time as possible over ...
SensibleShoes 05/21/2015 108
Cheers and Jeers: Thursday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Oh! More Things I Know: That President Obama has been on twitter for three days and hasn't posted a single funny cat pic shows he's not taking his twitter ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/21/2015 77
Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… End of a Late Night Era There have been gazillions of words written " Late -ly" (Get it? Get it?) about the impact of David Letterman on late-night comedy. They'...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/20/2015 55
Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… In Which I Agree with the GOP Count me among those who don’t really give a crap whether or not ABC News prompter reader and "we'll have to leave it there" ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/19/2015 82
Cheers and Jeers: Monday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Intercepted! To: All Patriotic Texans who know what's really ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/18/2015 75
Odds & Ends: News/Humor (with a "Who Lost the Week?" poll)
I post a weekly diary of historical notes, arts & science items, foreign news (often receiving little notice in the US) and whimsical pieces from the outside world that I often feature in "Cheers & ...
Ed Tracey 05/17/2015 21
Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: It's All Crazy Edition "Mike Huckabee enters the presidential race. So evangelical voters have a choice, which is more than he wants to give ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/15/2015 107
Dems Lost Messaging on NDAA 2016
Recently , the Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, said he could not support the proposed 2016 Defense Budget if it put other agencies in jeopardy: "This funding approach … reflects a narrow way ...
angelajean 05/15/2015 1
Write On! How to make time pass.
Hello, writers. One of the little tricks a writer has to learn is how to make time pass. In a story, that is. An author at a retreat I attended last year made a throwaway comment in conversation: “
SensibleShoes 05/14/2015 42
Cheers and Jeers: Thursday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Billo Sees the Light? I gotta hand it to old ferret face. America's most famous guttersnipe pinhead may have finally come to his senses. Tuesday night, while ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/14/2015 75
Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Take Two Megyn Kelly: Governor Bush, thanks for joining us again on Fox News to clear up something we asked you about on Monday. You said ...
Bill in Portland Maine 05/13/2015 68
Tesla Motors Starts Manufacturing Chain in Michigan
A few days ago Tesla Motors bought out an automobile supplier in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They purchased Riviera tool, a company just a door or two down from where I'm working these days. Teslas were ...
Muskegon Critic 05/12/2015 114
Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Tuesday George Blogging Happy Birthday to line crosser George Carlin, who would've turned 78 today. He spent many a glorious decade dissecting language, culture,
Bill in Portland Maine 05/12/2015 86

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