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MY RECENT POSTS
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Example From a Real Person)
May 09, 2013 12:33PM
- eBooks, Blogs, and Redefining
What it Means to be an Author
April 12, 2013 12:57PM
- How a Self-Published Author
Got 1,213 Followers on Twitter
November 07, 2012 08:46AM
- When Does the iPhone Become an
September 07, 2012 01:04PM
- Getting Arrested for a Tweet
July 20, 2012 10:25AM
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I agree that there are
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industries become more
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- “Hi all,
You're right, Obama hasn't
attempted some o…”
June 19, 2012 12:51PM
- “@baltimore aureole - I
love how all of your comments
May 22, 2012 11:33AM
- “@perdidochas - That's
really interesting. I tried to
May 08, 2012 04:47PM
- MY LINKS
Twitter. You’ve probably heard of it.
People call it a a “micro-blogging service,” whatever that means.
If not, they’ll casually lambast it as something that adolescents use to inform friends of their latest Teenage Adventures.
Twitter is more than that.
In fact, it&rsq… Read full post »
Thanks to social media, it looks like the answer is creeping closer to "yes."
I know what you might think when you see the term “liberal extremism.” You may think I'm going to talk about the growing approval rate for socialism among millennials or something equally trite, with the word “liberal” exploding when I say the “B,” to fully and pho… Read full post »
What comes to mind when you hear the word “nerd?” I think of a boy with glasses who likes computers.
Yes, a boy.
Everyone knows someone who has done it. I mean, I kind of knew some people who had done it it in the past.
They're not close friends or anything.
One is my grandmother, but who can expect anything less from someone who depends on a singular corporate source for… Read full post »
When I listened to the debates about the Affordable Health Care Act in front of the Supreme Court justices the other week, I had one recurring thought:
Why couldn’t we get a lawyer who didn’t stutter every time the law was challenged?
My second thought was: Yes, of course… Read full post »
Ah, April. Out on the quad, Frisbees might start flying again. Awkward small talk about classes can happen outside, instead of in the dining hall. And, all across campus, tens of thousands of panicked seniors will be hunched over computers, scouring Craigslist for job openings.
Unpaid internships ma… Read full post »
I've been watching the developments around the Keystone XL pipeline project closely since November. It has been one of the most ironic issues I've ever seen.
Let's recap: in a move that surprised just about everybody, President Obama vetoed the project last fall.
It's official. Scientists have declared that the American people may be "too dumb to pick the right person to lead us."
I admit that I had had my suspicions for a while, but this exhaustive study confirms it. We're simply not informed enough to pick wisely among our candidates. Then… Read full post »
This past Sunday, I decided that it was time I saw a Superbowl. I don't know positions and I don't know players, but I live in New England, so I knew what team I needed to cheer. The other thing I had heard about was the sheer enjoyability of the commercials.… Read full post »
In 1991, a memo was written. It was signed by Larry Summers, who would eventually go on to become the director of the National Economic Council for the Obama administration, where he would mostly ignore Obama's direct orders to reform banks. At the time of the memo, he was the Chief… Read full post »
Last month, I wrote a fairly innocuous piece on this very blog. To say the least, I was surprised by the waterfall-velocity at which comments flooded the article. At first, I was determined to respond to all of them, but soon gave up. What was the point of responding to a… Read full post »
Remember the Tea Party? That force of sweeping outrage that brushed a whole new Congress into power? It seems that every time I turn on the television (or, come on, glance at Google News), there's some burning hot talking point espoused by Republican presidential candidates that would successfully en… Read full post »
I'm 23. I've used Twitter since September. Coincidentally, my mom started a Twitter account around the same time. Take a gander at the two accounts, if you will. My mom has 194 followers at the time of this writing. I have a measley 82.
My mom has more Twitter followers than… Read full post »
Before I start, let's take a look the word I instinctively chose to represent "flu shot." I chose "THE," not the more casual and far less menacing "A." That's a common choice of diction when it comes to vaccines these days, whether Michelle Bachmann is saying that she met an anonymous… Read full post »
I wouldn't make the claim that I'm involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Having graduated from college a whole year ago (with a job!), I found myself standing at the window that most baby boomers and seniors are occupying - the window of sneering marginalization.
As the movement… Read full post »
I was stunned when I first read the article on ReelSEO.com entitled "5 Video SEO Tips To Help Elizabeth Warren Beat Scott Brown." No, not because I actually found the article that rivteing - although the points were salient - but because I had never actually thought about the intricate rela… Read full post »
Did anyone else feel a kind of dull depression when the stocks first dove recently? Or an exhiliration when they seemed to rise again? Are you a stockbroker? Probably not.
We've reached a point where the things we feel don't have to have any impact on us whatsoever, because we instead… Read full post »
In late June, Amy Winehouse stumbled onto a stage in Serbia, where she slurred words and lost track of the song playing behind her. TMZ gleefully reported that "tickets to the show were roughly $57 -- a lot considering the average monthly salary [there] is $428." To go on: "Money... spent."… Read full post »
It wasn't a long drive to Company X's building, but it was a complicated one that involved a dubiously legal U turn and toll booths that seemed decorative at best. I also got to tour some of West-Of-Boston's finest pseduo-highways, resplendent in pothole magnifience.
I remember the first time I… Read full post »
Last year, when Math majors were struggling with a series to complete their Senior Thesis, I quietly laughed and wrote another short story. But, a year later, maybe the joke was on me.
Global warming. A "conflict" in Libya. The two forgotten wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A shortage of water. Of food. Of oil. The fact that girl/guy you Facebook stalk is still going out with that hideous guy/girl. A Congressman's Tweeted bulge. Not to mention earthquakes, tornadoes, and tsunamis.&nbs… Read full post »