Month: April 2011

Kinds of Words

In poetry I was stymied when asked to string together long sentences. Recently I came across the idea of dividing words up by meaning function. Now I see a dimensionality to writing that I can use. Example sentence: You, a citizen, six feet tall and owner of this book, are at home, at this moment,…

Iconoclasm

All state representatives should be at-large. To stop disenfranchising  of gerrymandered constituents Prospective representatives will still be able to tailor their campaign to specific regions if they want. Term limits should be enforced. The advantage of incumbency is so strong that it inhibits new ideas. Every mile we drive gasoline vehicles aids terrorism Money to…

Effects on GDP

Housing still bad, nearing bottom – still a drag for next year Energy prices a definite drag – for next few years. Effect of democratic movements in Middle East on oil and defense expenditures – unclear, but certainly a risk Stimulus ending and QE2 ending – neutral for next year Downsizing government (therefore associated economic…

Who Remembers

Richard Brautigan.  “Trout Fishing in America”.    I really enjoyed whimsy humor in that book and others back in the ’70s. I haven’t heard his name for sometime.  Just thought it should be mentioned.

Class Writings

For Creative Writing, I’m developing a blog to show my writings.   Although the content is limited to coursework, I’ll post the link when it’s ready for my friends and family. Professor May refers to the collection as our portfolio. One little trick that I have to master is to fix particular efforts on pages rather…