Rants and Raves

Opinion, commentary, reviews of books, movies, cultural trends, and raising kids in this day and age.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

I recently reminded a very old friend that it was rude and inconsiderate to stuff every acquaintance's mailbox with six to eight posts per day. If you have that much to say - start a blog.

It occurred to me that I probably ought to take my own advice. Another good reason for doing so is the writing discipline. Since I returned to university as a superannuated grad student I haven't had time to write for publication. (That and our second child tends to cut into writing time.) The best advice I ever heard on writing was from Stephen King, a writer whose fiction I don't read much. He said something to the effect that, if you lift weights every day, you get big muscles. If you write every day, you get good at writing. It's probably about that simple.

So here it is at long last, Rants and Raves.


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