A young man precariously balances himself on the rail of the Sierra Street Bridge. Suddenly, his skinny frame somersaults into the Truckee River below.
Big names in government mingled in Wingfield Park while Truckee River revelers swam, kayaked and picnicked along the banks. It was the perfect backdrop to an agreement that will bring an end to nearly a century of bitter conflict.
Passion is one thing; abuse is another. I’ve been reading a lot about how to “break in” to certain industries, namely the writing and journalism business. Many of these “How to land a job in…” keep emphasizing that job seekers should be willing to work long ours for modest pay. While I’m not advocating slacking [...]
I’m a bit perturbed about James Chartrand’s recent post over at Men With Pens about abandoning a blogging schedule, not least because she advocated only writing meaningful things while simultaneously appearing as if she just threw her post together. I’m gonna be upfront with you all – I just whipped up this post. But most of the time, I leave my writing to marinate before posting.
Maria Popova over at Brainpickings wrote up an insightful post on what she terms “churnalism” has done for media in general and why SOPA exists today.
In my last installment, I talked about working smart over working hard. As if by divine command, the 99% blog posted a talk from one of their Behance conferences by Tony Schwartz CEO of The Energy Project. Watch the 30 minute presentation. His words resonated with me mostly because of his observation that humans are [...]
I’m not like most people where the new year brings on some revelation on how I’m going to alter my life in the next twelve months. Each new quarter brings on a whole new existential crisis, however. It is cyclical but St. Sylvestre has nothing to do with it. Coincidentally, I did have an existential [...]
This Labor Day I’d like to honor Ruby Duncan who stormed Caesar’s palace and fought for welfare rights in my hometown, Las Vegas. It is because of her that needy families in the valley can lead healthy lives and get help when they need it most. Thank you, Ruby!
I may be taking this too personally, but this is the current bug up my butt: I am tired of the paradigm that very talented and intelligent women on TV have to be shut-the-front-door beautiful and run around urban cities in stilettos. I mean, who does that? It’s almost like the writer/producer/whoever-in-charge is validating these [...]