Category Archives: Writing

Why you should write in public  via @david_perell on Twitter [Shared]

I have been preaching the gospel about “Telling people what you do and how well you do it” for over 20 years and this Twitter thread explains some reasons why it is so important. – Douglas Photo by Dylan Gillis … Continue reading

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On Writing: An Abecedarian via The Hudson Review [Shared]

a·be·ce·dar·i·an| ˌābēsēˈderēən | adjective 1 arranged alphabetically: in abecedarian sequence. 2 rudimentary; elementary: abecedarian technology. On Writing: An Abecedarian | The Hudson Review Alphabet. As notes score music, so the alphabet scores speech. Letters are notes for the music of language, and this explains two archaic practices that once mystified me. Until … Continue reading

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🗞 “No More Heroes” and more from For The Weekend…May 20, 2022

Subscribe and Forward This To A Friend Today! Contents: Essay: No More Heroes Video: Tropical Butterfly from svete_px on Instagram The Museum Where Everything Is on Display How To Strategically Choose What Nonfiction Book To Read Next These Are America’s … Continue reading

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“Enough Versus All” and more from For The Weekend…May 13, 2022

Subscribe and Forward This To A Friend Today! Contents: Essay: Enough Versus All Video: Strandbeest Evolution 2021 A Search Engine That Finds You Weird Old Books On Writing: An Abecedarian Garden Gear To Covet, And To Give, With Ken Druse … Continue reading

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“Pile Up and Pile On” from For The Weekend…May 6,.2022

Subscribe and Forward This To A Friend Today! Contents: Essay: Pile Up and Pile On Video: TWO HOURS of Stunning Nature Scenes | The Green Planet | BBC Earth  A Glimpse Inside the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries Why skyscrapers are … Continue reading

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“Do Something” from For The Weekend…April 29,.2022

Subscribe and Forward This To A Friend Today! Read the entire newsletter in your browser   Do Something Every day it seems we are faced with news stories of some atrocious, abusive, and even deadly policies and actions. Most recently, … Continue reading

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“Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.” from For The Weekend…April 15,.2022

Subscribe and Forward This To A Friend Today! Read the entire newsletter in your browser Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils. The phrase ‘Live Free Or Die” (the motto of the State of New Hampshire) has … Continue reading

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“Evil and/or Stupid” from For The Weekend…April 15,.2022

Subscribe and Forward This To A Friend Today! Read the entire newsletter in your browser   Photo by Brandi Alexandra on Unsplash Evil and/or Stupid I came across this excellent long review article on the nature of evil this week and it led … Continue reading

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Narrative Device AI Story Builder [Shared]

A cool way of generating some story ideas for your next story, novel, D&D session, whatever. – Douglas Narrative Device Hi! I am a PhD student researching how AI can augment human creativity. I have had to limit the number … Continue reading

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“Life” Intrudes This Week from For The Weekend…April 8, 2022

Subscribe and Forward This To A Friend Today! Near Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles Read the entire newsletter in your browser   “Life” Intrudes This Week Life often intrudes and makes a mockery of the “best plans of mice and … Continue reading

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“It only takes one person. Why not you?” from For The Weekend…April 1, 2022

Subscribe and Forward This To A Friend Today! Nasturtiums in the Garden Read the entire newsletter in your browser   It only takes one person. Why not you? As can clearly be seen from history and current events. it only … Continue reading

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“Our systems are too slow for our reality” from For The Weekend…March 25, 2022

Subscribe and Forward This To A Friend Today! Flowering Now: Cherry-leafed Plum Blossoms In The Neighborhood 1 Read the entire newsletter in your browser Our systems are too slow for our reality Looking back over my 58-year lifetime I can … Continue reading

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“One million reasons to say no, but one reason to say yes” from For The Weekend…March 18, 2022

Subscribe and Forward This To A Friend Today! One million reasons to say no, but one reason to say yes When you were trying to develop a new idea or develop, an interesting solution to a problem, a new product, … Continue reading

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“A little good news, no matter what” from For The Weekend…March 11, 2022

Subscribe and Forward This To A Friend Today! A little good news, no matter what Looking back over the past few weeks of newsletters, I begin to think that perhaps I chose the wrong time to start writing again. Much … Continue reading

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“When the world is crazy, do what you can, when you can”, from For the Weekend…March 4, 2022

Subscribe and Forward This To A Friend Today! When the world is crazy, do what you can, when you can When the world is falling apart, we can feel helpless, abandoned, and useless. We sit watching the news wondering what … Continue reading

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