You Get The Chaotic Picture

The poster you follow and admire today may not even be there tomorrow; he or she could just delete everything and disappear.

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“But I can’t ‘unfriend’ a cousin?!”

Yesterday, I finally had enough. Three or four more appeared. I got so fed up with receiving Facebook email post notifications from a relation here in Britain that I went into the settings and turned them off. There is a general election scheduled for June 8, when the current prime minister’s party may be returned […]

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“Author Facebooking”

I saw this on Instagram earlier this morning: And it got me thinking that while there is “truth” in that, I have learned that the likes of “Facebooking” – for me it is more “Instagraming” – can be a stress breaker, too. One cannot work at one’s writing ALL of the time. You’ll become “isolated” […]

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Speaking Of “Suh-talk-ett”

Being English, my wife takes pride in correctly pronouncing place names from around where I grew up: Long Island, New York is that fish-profile-resembling island that extends east from New York City. My parents lived in New York City and on Long Island all of their lives until moving to Pennsylvania in 2011. I was […]

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Question And Answer Session

Rahul Singh is doing some social media research. The other day he sent me a list of questions about my social media use. He consented also to my sharing my answers in a blog post. In fact, he said he was fine with my replying in public. If you would like to help him out, […]

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What We Leave Behind

My uncle’s birthday came and went a few weeks ago. Just before it, I received (of course) a Facebook reminder. Obviously, however, wishing him well was a bit difficult…. given he’s now dead. Unlike so many others, I didn’t write anything on his wall. He’s not on his PC in his home office (as he […]

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After The Plow

No, this definitely isn’t right now: That photo is 6 years old, taken just about now in another early March. To be exact: it was on our driveway, March 5, 2010. It popped up the other day thanks to that Facebook “memories” stuff. (I find I’m not “liking” that much. It keeps unexpectedly and unnervingly […]

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“International Relations”

I want to share a great find with you: Adele Archer’s blog. She is author of International Relations, and well-worth following: Read the full book description. Of course, you’d suspect I’d like that. And considering you’re here, I figured you would as well. πŸ˜‰ An amusing coincidence: last year, although neither of us knew the […]

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“Hold on, it’ll come to me: We met that time in Malta, right?”

While, yes, I do point to “personal” matters on here and other “public” social media, I usually do so as an adjunct to what’s in my novels. Something that might surprise you: I’m not a very “public” person. I just want my novels to be enjoyed. I have two Facebook accounts. My main one is […]

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