This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety.
Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals–sounds that say listen to this, it is important.
It is by going down into the abyssthat we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble,there lies your treasure. The very cave you are afraid to enterturns out to be the source ofwhat you are looking for.The damned thing in the cavethat was so dreadedhas become the center. You find the jewel,and it draws […]
Comparison is the thief of joy. Theodore Roosevelt Be cautious when you’re comparing yourself to others. You’re a singular being, once you’re an adult. You have your own particular, specific problems — financial, intimate, psychological, and otherwise. Those are embedded in the unique broader context of your existence. Your career or job works for […]
I’m very, very, very careful with my words…
I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works. The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works. No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth. You are being programmed
Love this kid. Love this series.
Dr. Craig Considine, a sociologist at Rice University, has noticed some trends in how people use social media to respond to tragedy. He notes four predictable stages that the average Facebook user goes through surrounding a terror attack: I look forward to the day where this message is no longer relevant or applicable to […]
TOWIE Made In Chelsea Keeping Up With The Kardashians Geordie Shore Not only would I rather wipe my arse with sandpaper than watch any of the above tripe, they’ve informed a generation that it’s perfectly acceptable to trade any ounce of dignity and self respect for minimum wage. They’re full of drama, false or otherwise, […]
Just think about this next time you’re hovering over the post button. People who post Facebook status updates about their romantic partner are more likely to have low self-esteem, while those who brag about diets, exercise, and accomplishments are typically narcissists, according to new research. Brunel University via Science Daily
Ofcom released its Communications Market Report 2016 last week. According to the report, UK digital consumption patterns have reached an all-time high, and trends for more universal access are bullish. Yet rather than celebrating the web for bringing the world’s information to our fingertips, coverage of the report focused on what it called “connectivity creep”: […]
It’ll blow your mind. Mr Robot. And it’s got Christian Slater from Broken Arrow… many a happy childhood memory there.