2018: Looking Back

It’s the last post of the calendar year, and I’ve done this once or twice before, so it seems fitting that I close out 2018 with a look backward. Continue reading

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How To Spend Your Downtime

In government and private industry offices across America, late December is often a time for vacations and fewer people in the office. (This differs in the hospitality industry and law enforcement, of course, where people are often working double shifts, but I digress.) If you have no plans, you might find yourself in a very quiet office. What WILL you do? Continue reading

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Looking Back: Apollo 8

I’m going to elaborate on something I tweeted earlier this weekend as I was re-watching the Ron Howard/Tom Hanks historical drama about the Apollo program, From the Earth to the Moon. And yes, I’ll bring back around to technical writing before I finish. Continue reading

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Book Update: Traditional vs. Self Publishing

I know, I know, I’ve been dragging my feet on the Heroic Technical Writing book. Bad Bart! But fear not! This week, with the help of an editor friend I paid for professional input, I was able to submit the proposal to an honest-to-goodness publishing house. Now I’ll just have to see if they’ll accept it or not. Below are some other tidbits/updates for any of you considering writing/selling a book of your own. Continue reading

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The Value of a Loyal Opposition

I’m going to touch on politics today to make a work-related point. If you don’t even want to think about American politics (and honestly, I don’t blame you), feel free to go through previous entries or wait until Thursday. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, the short version is that there is value to be had in having friends or associates who support you but don’t necessarily agree with you. Continue reading

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