Post-Truther (after someone posted a link to an article about a convicted murderer smiling contemptuously and giving the camera the finger): This guy must die violently!
Me: It’s easy to talk about the death penalty in these situations. I once had a friend that was a strong supporter of the death penalty. Then the father of her kids committed murder. And she totally changed opinion…
Me: What part of what I just wrote do you think is bullshit? That I know someone that changed their opinion when it got personal? Do we know each other?
Post-Truther: What if it were your child that got robbed? I can’t understand how you can write what you’re writing!
“I have ancestors all the way back to the 17th century.”
“Wow! I have ancestors all the way back to when sexual procreation started…”
Backwards Editing sounds interesting, even though misspellings should be handled by the word processor (and simple grammar errors by Grammarly). However, looking at sentences, one at a time, could never be wrong.
How is it done?
You start at the end of the text by reading the last word (aloud), then the second to last, etc. Or, you do the same for sentences.
The point is to prevent the brain from (unconsciously) filling in the blanks with what you already know about your text and make it more obvious what you’ve actually written (or not).
When you look at whole sentences, you check for problems with sentence structure and flow.
I.e. a promising tool for self-editing.
There are a number of startup options that are available on recent Macs to aid in both troubleshooting and system management. Here’s a look at seven essential Mac startup options that every OS X user should know.
Several of these have resolved serious issues for me. I’ve even put in calendar events to do PRAM-resets, Safe Boots and Disk Checks (booting in Recovery Mode) regularly.
The heart wants what the heart wants, and the heart wants to stay up all night long.
Facebook-economy conundrum: How many likes is a comment worth? How many to a share? Do you count likes on shared content as well? Do I give away more likes than I get? Am I a loser or a winner? Or do you even count likes? Do you only count shares? God! I think I’m a loser!
In literature, there is a concept called to place “a bear on the beach.”
The origin of the expression is said to come from a silent film where the director wanted a couple of lovers to kiss on a beach, but in order to keep the kiss scenes from being boring, the director cut in shots of a bear on the same beach. The audience waited breathlessly for the kissing couple to discover the bear.