Prophetic Mark Twain

There’s no getting around it. Mark Twain is America’s Nostradamus. The quotes below prove it: He predicted Twitter: “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” –Mark Twain The home foreclosure  crisis: “A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is…

The Price of Irresponsible Rhetoric

Dear President Trump, Although I didn’t vote for you, you are still my president. I may not like it, but the election’s over. You won. I have to accept that for the good of the nation. Now, for the good of the nation, I’m asking you to reach beyond your base and to start acting…

Money Talks When Money Walks.

This weekend saw a tidal wave of peaceful pink unity circle the globe. I was inspired and I hope you were to—if for no other reason than all the great signs. Know who wasn’t inspired? Capital Hill, apparently. Perhaps Trump’s ego was blocking the view. Understandable. Seeing past an orange turd that large would be…

Customizing Scrivener’s Outline mode

This quick tutorial will get you started on customizing Scrivener’s Outline Mode  to better suit your needs. Below is the outline view of a basic novel template (I’d like to give credit  where credit’s due, but I can’t recall where it came from and I didn’t see any signatures… Sorry Anonymous.)  At first glance, the…

More on Words…

When I’m out and about writing  on my trusty laptop (My NEW trusty laptop… so giddy,)  I don’t always have an internet connection, and lugging around a ten pound, 1500 page desk reference isn’t really practical. So in the past, when I found myself relying too heavily on a few  favorite words (Okay fine… Kids,…

At a loss for words? Check out this free Wordnet alternative… Artha

Hey Peeps, too busy writing SOL-2 for more than just a short post. I just wanted to let you know about a free thesaurus program I found on SourceForge.net that’s pretty cool. You can find out more about it at Artha’s project home page. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a free…

Curious Coincedents and Conflicts of Interest.

  So I was checking out this voting discrepancies between the polling data and the actual ballot count noted in this article by Theodore de Macedo Soares . In all but six states the discrepancy favored President-elect Trump, sometimes by a little, sometimes by a lot. So what could have caused those differences? Perhaps, people…

Making Our Democracy Great Again!

So now that the shock has worn off and it looks more and more like Trumpholocaust is going to be a reality,  we better figure out what to do about it. You see, Trump didn’t actually win anything; We the People forfeited. Instead of all We the People performing their civic duty, a large segment…