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The Selfie is another form of Narcissism

I got into an argument the other day when I made the bold statement that “selfie takers are modern-day narcissists.” I couldn’t understand why a person would take so many pictures of themselves, sometimes in the most unglamorous of states, … Continue reading

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Whose invasion is just?

There is brouhaha in the media these days about the Russian invasion of the Crimea and the subsequent referendum in that territory. Western governments call the invasion unjust, and the subsequent referendum invalid; Putin is labelled a blackguard – a … Continue reading

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Flipping the Switch, or the Coin?

Once upon a time, I lived in a country that was emerging from socialism into capitalism. Locals were highly educated and poorly paid, essential goods were rationed, industry was inefficient, bureaucracy bloated, tourists were awarded a higher rate of exchange, … Continue reading

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The Blank Page

All writers face this terror at one time or the other: the blank page. What to write next when all that must be said has already been written, when the next chapter of revelation lies just out of reach. During … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding for Fiction

A new source of funding, but will it last? I have been following this new phenomenon as it relates to fiction writers, and have often wondered where it would lead. On the surface, it looks like a pretty cool thing … Continue reading

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Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants & Resident Aliens

The above are new terms that have emerged to describe the young, middle-aged and old people in our digital society today; a radical immigration model for a new world where one’s degree of foreignness grows with age. The theory goes … Continue reading

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The Famine of Time

We live in an abundance of printed matter but we are facing a famine of time. Every time I write an article, a short story, or even commence writing a novel, I feel like a thief. With this act, I … Continue reading

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The Print Dilemma

I was on a TV interview last week, promoting my recent book, and was asked whether print is dead? How could I answer this but with a resounding “NO!” me, a writer who churns out reams of print matter all … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Repeating Themes

I have been writing a blog for over five years, so I took the time to pause and review what I had written. I have written over 180 articles, averaging three a month, on a variety of subjects, all of … Continue reading

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Is it time for the Un-University?

I was watching a news program in which a young man was proposing the “Un-University.” I wondered whether it was another buzzword like the Un-Mortgage, a.k.a. a different mousetrap, but then I slowly realized that this young man was making … Continue reading

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