My most popular posts in 2011

I finally got around to taking a look at what my most popular posts were in 2011. I figured, 2012 is half over, probably time to get around to it. Apparently I need not have done it. Many are the same most popular posts today (see right sidebar). Of these ten, one is from 2005 […]

You need poetry in your posts

What the world really needs is poetry in posts. Seriously. Keep in mind, when we use the word poetry we usually mean it in one of two ways. There is the very technical use when we are talking about something like a Shakespearean sonnet. But there is also the much more common use, in the […]

If the door is locked, use a window

When you find a door locked it’s not unusual to waste a lot of time trying to open it. But it’s locked and no matter what you do it won’t open. That is when you pause, take a look around and notice the window – and it’s open. That’s your way in. It can take […]

Thumb twiddling

Last year, I began things with a post titled Dear 2010. I haven’t done the same for this year because, when I look back on the year we’ve recently abandoned, I see not one of my requests was fulfilled. Lady Gaga is still all over the place, we’re all still complaining (including myself), and people […]