Despite appearance this blog is not dead, merely resting. (As Dad used to say, I wasn’t sleeping, just resting my eyes). There are several reasons for the paucity of posts over the past couple of months. School is one. Teaching a new-to-me course on feature writing this semester, as well as a fairly intensive multimedia [...]
Five years ago tomorrow, this blog was born. First post: You can quote me A brief review on how to write out quotes, which seem to be a little troublesome. “The time has come,” he said. That’s a sentence. Starts with a big letter and ends with a dot. It takes a comma to separate [...]
From the MidEast News Source website: Iranian Blogger Could Face Death Sentence An Iranian blogger has been arrested in Iran and charged with spying for Israel. He could face the death penalty if found guilty. Hossein Derakhshan, known around the world as the father of the Iranian blogosphere, was recently arrested upon returning to Iran [...]
I’ve tried to be fairly conscientious about sourcing stuff on this blog, linking to my source for either squibs or longer posts whenever possible. Partly it’s to make sure that credit is given where due, partly it’s to allow those interested to dig deeper into the conversation. But I’m finding it harder and harder to [...]
At multimediashooter.com: MultimediaShooter is no longer being published. I’m walking away this time with my head held high. It’s been fun. I’m closing the blog doors for good this time. There’s not enough Jack Daniels or Red Bull to get me back this time. Sorry for on again off again nature of the blog lately. [...]
That’s according to a Technocrati report cited by Amy Gahran in Poynter’s E-Media Tidbits column. According to the stats, about 12,000 new blogs are being created every day, and blogging is growing outside the English-speaking world. Those blogs from outside North America offer the opportunity to go deeper into the news. Among the several dozen [...]
In November 2003, an Irish blogger named Gavin posted a short item on John Gray, author of the Men Mars/Women Venus thing, and calling into question Gray’s claims to a PhD, or in fact to anything more than a high school diploma, at least from a reputable institution. In the eyes of Gray’s lawyers, Gavin went too far when he labelled Gray a “fraud,” and this month they demanded an apology and threatened legal action.