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I find that Twitter had an almost immediate affect on my blogging. Rather than writing a full post about random things, I'd just shove them into 140 characters...sometimes running into 280. So blog posts were restricted to the few things I really needed to expound upon. But it seems to me that we have a certain amount of writing within us. And if you are using yours in fiction, there will naturally be less left for blogging. Of course, some people are more prolific than others and they can write and write and write and write. They are not the norm, though. Also, whether writing fiction, or writing in your blog, you are mostly writing in your own voice. So it would stand to reason that spending more time writing fiction would take you that much closer to the point where you are tired of your own voice. Howsomever... ...as a commenter above mentioned, we do not get tired of your voice. We also are not seeing your fictional works as they progress through their various stages, we only see them when they are done. So we are far, far away from the point where we would even begin to get tired of your voice. And, finally, I love hearing about the moments when you stop and reflect upon how lucky you are to be doing work you love, and have a family you love. A whole lot us tend not to count our blessings that way because we are too caught up in what's wrong in our lives, and we end up taking the good stuff for granted. Remember that time you messed up the Rock Band marathon? Or was it Guitar Hero? I forget, but that wasn't the important thing anyway. You were so upset over it, but your son pointed out that it was only a game and he'd really enjoyed spending that time with you. When you talk about the good stuff in your life, it reminds me to be grateful for the good stuff in mine. And when you talk about bad stuff, like the TSA assholes, you provide a voice for those of us whose complaints don't have the exposure that yours does. As bad as that experience was for you, there were thousands of us who felt better that you had brought so much light to a situation that makes us feel vulnerable and helpless. So I sincerely hope that this is not actually goodbye. We have you in our feedreaders, post whenever you feel like about whatever you want. We'll be here waiting for it.
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If there is one in their area that isn't prohibitively expensive, sure. But there are way more community colleges and they are great for this, if they would just adjust their curriculum to be more practical.
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2011 on a point of clarification at WWdN: In Exile
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Okay, I hit Preview and my comment disappeared, so please forgive me if this is a repeat recap. First, I totally got the tweet and was in complete agreement with it. It's your clarification which made me think twice. Although everything you said is certainly true, I think you need to remember that not everyone is as smart as you and your kids. There are a great many kids who, although they find high school difficult, are perfectly capable of learning a very decent paying trade...if only community colleges didn't make it unnecessarily hard for them to do so. There is no reason someone who wants to be a Physical Therapist Assistant in Las Vegas should have to take a class in Nevada & U.S. constitutions. No reason, either, for our future plumbers, welders, a.c. repair people or med techs to have to write essays on literature or memorize historical events. I'm a voracious reader and history enthusiast, but I can easily understand how many students find that absolute fucking torture. These kids only want to go out and make a living. Schools should just teach them the tools of their trade and let them go out and get the hell on with it. The kids you overheard could very well have been exhibiting a revolting sense of entitlement. But, just maybe, they were wishing it were possible to just learn a trade at a reasonably priced community college or vocational school without being required to jump through unnecessary flaming hoops.
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2011 on a point of clarification at WWdN: In Exile
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