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Ideas and no time to write

August 10, 2016 Leave a comment

More to do with professional life and prose writing than poetry, but just about every day at work now I get another idea for a work-related blog post and/or the need to write some copy for something. It has not been a big part of my job in the past, but my role is changing a bit and I’m finding myself more in a marketing role.

This would be absolutely fantastic for me as a writer if I had the time to do the work… unfortunately my concentration gets splattered all over the pavement on a daily basis. I have noticed that every single thing I do raises the idea of two more things I need to get done; this is the reflexive response of my boss/client. There’s a poem in there somewhere, as well as a Zen koan.

 

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Line Breaks

November 27, 2015 1 comment

Test line
Hot damn 
By downloading Apple Pages
from the Apple Store
I now have an editor
which lets me do line breaks.This isn’t really poetry,
but it does have line breaks.

Now if I can turn off auto-capitalize in preferences…

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On My Complete Conversion to Apple Products

June 6, 2015 1 comment

More of a “still alive” post than anything else.

On one of my blogs back in 2010 or so I dimly remember this “LOL whut” kind of post that I made from an Apple store. My son’s iPod Touch, which was fairly new, had broken down and I was there, and a little bit on the edgy side, to get it fixed.

I seem to remember thinking the iPads were kinda stupid. Now I’ve got one of those, of course, along with an iPhone, a Mac Mini, and a Macbook Pro. The Mini and the Macbook have only recently come into my life because of a job; I’d remained a resolute Windows user until this past month. I changed jobs this year from a Windows shop to a place where the owner wants everyone on a Mac.

All I lack now is one of those watches, but I’m still in “LOL whut” mode about them.

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Participation Mystique

August 10, 2014 Leave a comment

Re-reading William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition made me sadly wistful for a time in the recent past, when the book’s heroine Cayce Pollard could seem hip, cool, and high-tech by cabling up a cell phone to an iBook and sending emails to people. She could do almost everything she does in the book now with an iPhone, as owned by every high school student. Read more…

Still Alive

July 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Still alive, folks! Working on:

a) a job

b) a business

c) a search for a better job (or more business).

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I Can’t Get (Re)Started

February 4, 2014 Leave a comment

After sickness and a snowstorm
(no really, even here)
I can’t seem to recreate
the conditions under which
I create.

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Behind the Count

January 28, 2014 Leave a comment

I planned to do 365 posts this year. Behind at least 2 as of now. Exhausting weekend, sleepless night, an old cat that had to be put down, and a winter storm. There’s got to be a poem in there somewhere.

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