Yes, I was serious about cuddling down with a book and just letting the world disappear from around me yesterday. That is really what I do when I want to just relax. Other people might turn on their television, or sit in the garden and watch grass grow, I grab a book. And, to be […]
As the storm rages outside my apartment, blowing the remaining Fall leaves away from their neat piles and back across the yard and street, my thoughts turn to other things. Not, as you might suspect, those other things, but ones which make me smile a little, for whatever reason. Little questions which people pose, even […]
No doubt about it, and I’ve said it before, Twitter can bring a belly laugh better than most humor sites. That is, if you can be bothered to fight your way through all the silly comments, the selfies, the status updates which say nothing and the general bitching.
I don’t doubt for a second that most of you have heard by now that there has been a shooting in the DC Navy Yard: the news is full of it and Twitter, that ace of reporting instant news, has been abuzz with updates, guesses, facts and fiction. The trouble is, hardly anyone really seemed, […]
Wit, on Twitter, may seem to be a bit thin on the ground, with many humorous Tweets clearly forced and carefully thought-through to get the right number of characters and still keep a good punchline. Wit, however, can also be biting and cause not just discussion, but also a lot of controversy. Take, for example, […]
What is the most important issue being discussed across news sources in the Internet these days? Well, clearly it must be the moves to retaliate against Syria for the use of chemical weapons: I doubt that any of us have been able to avoid calls for action blazoned across the headlines or the ensuing discussions. […]
Everyone seems to be up in arms about the dangers of social media, especially when it comes to younger users, the impressionable and young women in particular. Social media, we are constantly being told, is full of dangers, predators, those who will do us harm in one way or another and, lately, those who use […]
The music business is all hype, which is understandable considering the level of competition between musicians, between music companies. So much so, it would seem, that some people are unable to understand exactly what is being said, when something is being hyped and when someone uses comments and reviews from others to make a point. […]