Category Archives: personal

Sorting Out Conflicting Regulations

If you’d like to know see a bureaucratic nightmare is like, try looking up COVID vaccination requirements for a multi-country trip. My friends and I are now less than 120 days from a Disney Cruise around three countries in Western … Continue reading

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Technical Writing and Event Management, Revisited

I’ve written about event management a couple of times before (here and here, for example). However, I’ve not written about the activity in a comprehensive way because I have this lurking fear that if people see me writing about event … Continue reading

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Friday Miscellany

I don’t have a single, long thought to share with you this week. However, I have a few shorter ones related to technical editing that you might find of value. Or not. Stranger things have happened.

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Making Things Special: The Art of Technical Communication

My current research for the arts-and-recreation-on-Mars book is titled What Is Art For? by Ellen Dissanayake, an ethologist, who has written several books on the survival value of creating art. One of her central points is that humans have a … Continue reading

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Are You a Luxury or a Necessity?

This question came up in the process of writing the work-in-progress book, tentatively titled, An English Major on Mars. I’ve encountered this issue while writing the book and during some of my job hunts. A lot of it, as my friend … Continue reading

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