where the writers are

tweets | tweets

andrew-q-lam's picture
Jan.26.2014
In a recent New Yorker cartoon, a dog is shown lounging by a pool and saying to a pup: “Youtube’s one thing, but cats will never make it on the big screen.” A funny commentary, surely, but in America that statement could just as easily be applied to ethnic minorities, especially Asian Americans....
dale-estey's picture
Mar.04.2013
Of course I'm reading them. {No - that is not my last tweet.} {You know - as far as I know.} [DE] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   EACH OF US WILL UTTER A FINAL WORD.SOME OF THEM WILL BE ON TWITTER.   Andrew Breitbart @andrewbreitbartI called you a putz cause I thought you werebeing...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.21.2013
Yesterday there was a competition on Twitter, under the hashtag #canadawrites. Although classed as being 'humble', what one was really supposed to do was tweet the most outrageous praise about oneself. For me, this was a piece o' cake. Believing that there is no love like self-love, I strode across...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.18.2013
OK. I do not know why, but I am a sucker for this type of thing. I don't really know what it proves or - indeed - what it means. But you can watch - in real time - as every tweet in the world is being posted. It has the graphs and numbers to tell you what you are seeing. And - no - I don't watch it...
sherry-parnell's picture
Feb.08.2013
Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Most of us have been taught the social graces necessary to behave properly in polite society; however, a good number has either chosen to forget or refuses to comply.  Good manners shouldn't be a cultural convention...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.27.2012
I keep reading (and hearing) disparaging comments about Twitter and the worth of Tweets. And - yeh - maybe I make some of them. To be so concise in writing has some good points but, really, it is just an exercise. 'Pith' has its place - but that place is, well, rather short. On the other hand, I...
earl-merkel's picture
Oct.29.2012
Memo to the Secret Service: Well, MOST "Tweets" should be of concern... to all of us. On average, they're either overweeningly narcissistic, or soul-deadeningly dumb. *** http://cnsnews.com/news/article/secret-service-asks-americans-report-tweets-concern-you
sherry-parnell's picture
Jun.20.2012
I love books.  I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have a book in my hand.  I read in every spare moment and when I don’t have many moments to spare then I read while eating, drying my hair or in bed before falling asleep.  For me, every unopened book provides the possibility of...
bruce-jackson's picture
Apr.16.2012
Put a new twist on your Twitter account.  Don't let it just become some stream of humdrum 140-character postings of thoughts of the day and extended status updates.  Here are some real ways to genuinely add a new twist to your Twitter account. Retweet what you like from those you follow...
allan-goldstein's picture
Sep.05.2011
The test results are in, and they’re damning. We’ve raised a generation of children who think the Magna Carta is a condom for braggarts. Our usual reaction to that ignorance is blithe contempt, a dreary, “kids today” sigh that makes us feel better about being old at the price of sounding ancient...