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Jottings’ Election Bingo 2012

Jottings’ Election Bingo 2012

Nothing is more irritating than Monday morning quarterbacks.  So, in the spirit of going out on a limb — knowing the high probability that I’ll be incredibly wrong — here is my prediction for the electoral map come November.  I’m posting this August 27, 2012.  (The subtitle of this post could be, “Wishful Thinking.”)  If you’d … Continue reading

Rude Recliners

Rude Recliners

The dark side of business travel includes packing bags, leaving family, inching through security, and – all too often – wedging into a middle seat in coach. At 6’2”, 210 pounds, I rub elbows – literally – with my new neighbors because the average coach seat is 17 inches wide.  If my neighbors are extra-large, we … Continue reading

The Human Touch

The Human Touch

Back when grade school was called grammar school and the verb form of “text” did not exist, the Sisters of Charity at Immaculate Conception Grammar School in Montclair, New Jersey, took English, the parts of speech and sentence structure very seriously. They taught us why it’s important to avoid dangling modifiers, when an adverb can modify … Continue reading

Change.*

Change.*

Before computers were friendly and usable, the geeks among us loved the asterisk.  Forgotten by most, it shares a flat with number “8” on the northern row of the keyboard.  As a wildcard for filenames, file extensions, and directories, the asterisk was – and still is – a great way to list, find, move, and copy files if … Continue reading

Less Silly, More Substance

May 16, 2011 Trump is out, which is good news for Republicans because his departure makes the GOP less silly.  The operative word is “less” because we Republicans need a candidate that can mount a serious, grown-up alternative to Obama. Let’s face it.  This is an uphill battle.  Barring some disastrous scandal or the economy going in … Continue reading