Category: General

George Zimmerman — He’s Baaaack

George Zimmerman

It’s been slightly more than a year since I last blogged about George Zimmerman, when my last Zimmerman prediction proved correct. I had predicted, “within the next five years, George Zimmerman will be arrested (or otherwise detained by authorities) again…

RIP: Evernote Clearly Text-to-Speech

Evernote

As every writer or blogger knows, proofreading your own work is difficult and error prone. Some time ago, I published 7 Tips for Proofreading Your Own Work. In that post, I described how Evernote Clearly text-to-speech capabilities had become one of my favorite…

Things that Happened Today

Whew! Today’s been quite a day, and there are still several hours remaining. Here are just a few of the things that happened today: Michigan offers Jim Harbaugh huge deal, 6 years, $48 million — If this comes to pass, Harbaugh will be…

The Summerland Bear Incident

[I wrote the initial draft of this account on August 9, 2014, on my way home from Seattle. I’ve finally gotten around to proofreading and publishing it here on FASTalk.] As I sit in SEA-TAC, returning home from another great trip…

Shine On

“Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.” — John Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) Thirty-four years ago today, I remember walking into the co-op where I was living in college,…

Going to Work for CNN

CNN

I have long been critical of CNN for becoming a “news show” network rather than a news network, which is why it comes as a surprise, even to me, that at the end of this month, I will be taking…

Remembering

For some reason, I remember a lot of dates and times. Not necessarily of upcoming events, but rather, of past events that, for whatever reason, just seem to stick in my mind. January 2, 2009, shortly after 3 AM is…