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So Many Words, So Few Ideas (Sept. 21, 2009)

September 21, 2009

Too many books published today are distended essays on steroids.  Too many essays are too wordy and not too woody.  Writers are not paid by the word, yet they write as if they were.  Writers should write less; editors should edit more. Nonetheless, there are far more well-written pieces than one can savor before the […]

Constructing Thoughts:  Overton Window; Morrison Door; Basic Box (August 19, 2019)

August 19, 2019

. . . K          “Triple pane?” J          “A better argon seal?” . . . K          “That assumes that one has an incentive to think clearly.” J          “There is that.  That is there.” . . . K          “If you want to market an old idea, concoct a new name.  Why not enlist the […]

The Republican Message In The West (And South) (October 27, 2008)

October 27, 2008

The Republican’s Western strategy is built on the motto:  “Guns, Gays and God.”  The message is simple:  vote for us or you will be castrated, raped, and abandoned alone in the world. The Democrats met in Denver to take back the West.  They may not understand the elemental fears and anxieties of many members of […]

Buy A Book? I’ll Pass. Read A Book? I’ll Play. Oh, And Happy National Book Month! (September 30, 2019)

September 30, 2019

. . . K          “I passed on the purchase.  Getting it autographed did not make it real or personal or real personal.  At program after presentation after conference after low residency MFA discussion group, the honest and candid authors, sometimes fueled with spirits, concede that they are not writing a work sharing their musings […]

The Power Of Small Thinking (March 12, 2018)

March 12, 2018

. . . K          “Decade in and decade out in every venue from academia to the courts, when big thinking confronts the typical small thinking individual or institution, small thinking almost always emerges.” J          “C’est la life.  If there is no money in big thinking and buckets of money in small thinking, then […]

A “Journalist” Declares War On Journalists . . . And Journalism (November 28, 2016)

November 28, 2016

. . . K          “The article may be the single most outrageous and egregious defamatory screed in the history of American journalism.” J          “And it is irresponsible, inaccurate, unfounded, unfair and wrong.” . . . J          “The corporate media are now at war with independent commentators.  It is all about money and […]

A Decade Of Fun (January 5, 2015)

January 5, 2015

. . . S          “Accuracy, Brevity and Clarity. Guidance from the handbook for ham operators.” J          “Abstruse, Bloviated and Cryptic.  . . .  On occasion?” S          “Hamming it up.  On more than one occasion.” . . . S          “One week a law review, the next an economic journal, followed by a foreign policy tract and […]

Why “e-commentary”, “e-ssay”, and “e-poem”?

January 29, 2011

© 2005-2019 e-commentary.org, e-ssay.org, and e-poem.org.  “Not being heard is no reason for silence.”  Victor Hugo, Les Misérables See “e-commentary, e-ssay and e-poem:  14 Years Of Fun And Counting.  Oh, And Happy New Year! (December 31, 2018)“ Venturing answers to questions that have not yet been asked, seeking to elucidate as much Truth on as many issues […]

King Seale Newton X Davis Dellums Day.  Oh, And Happy Martin Luther King Day! (January 21, 2019)

January 21, 2019

. . . K          “We lost Ron Dellums last year and yet the gang described and dismissed by some as the MSM misdirected attention to McCain and Bush I.” J          “Adding another name makes it sound like an architecture firm.  Are we trying to celebrate too many folks on one day?  Some are […]

e-commentary, e-ssay and e-poem:  14 Years Of Fun And Counting.  Oh, And Happy New Year! (December 31, 2018)

December 31, 2018

. . .           Peaking behind the curtain, lifting up the carpet, looking under the table.  Honing skills, helping folks, having fun.  Venturing answers to questions that have not yet been asked, seeking to elucidate as much Truth on as many issues in as few words as possible, striving to leave a “commentary of record” […]