How the NYTimes now spells Internet, website, and email.

JustANoteToSay

THE NEW YORK TIMES reports today that its Manual of Style and Usage has been updated, including several changes in the way their writers and editors will employ terms related to this thing you’re lookin’ at. Internet is now capitalized, but “the web” and “website” are not. Also, the hyphen has been removed from “email” (although…
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The Day the Earth Tilted Slightly to One Side (#1)

5 guys tilted slightly

UPON THAT FATEFUL DAY, time was suspended, ordinary routine ground to a halt, and people from all walks of life found themselves standing together to record a moment that, for all they knew, might be their last. Here it appears a pair of business men, perhaps traveling salesmen, have paused to commemorate this strange phenomenon…
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You Be the Judge

THIS IS MY mea culpa. My note left in the top dresser drawer. My videotaped confession. I’ll say it just this once. Then I can’t be held responsible for whatever happens from here on out. Have you ever fabricated a story, and then, having developed the details to within an inch of reality, and committed…
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Can we change the world?

(a dangerous intersection)

THAT WAS A FASCINATING CHAT I had with a young, Russian-born woman on a film set this afternoon. She’d spent childhood in a Utopia-seeking society based on precepts of revolution, so her belief in the potential for improvement in the people and things around her would rival that of your personal trainer. Our conversation was…
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What Irks Me About Us Creative Types

OKAY, I’M ABOUT TO  sound a bit self-contradictory, but bear with me. I love creative people, in all their wacky, whimsical, wavering ways; I am one after all. But I’ll also be among the first to acknowledge how troublesome their – our –wacky, whimsical, wavering ways can be. Perhaps the stereotypical trait that troubles me the…
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Channeling My Inner Heifer

NCHA ad headline

WEEKS AGO, in an earlier post, I wrote about watching as a few feet away, surgeons removed gallstones through a tiny incision in a woman’s abdomen (U Can’t Touch That, June 26). Such encounters, in which I come face-to-face with experiences, and people, that I might not have otherwise, continue to be among my favorite things…
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Out standing in my field.

No man is an island

THE LIFE OF A CREATIVE isn’t all Peace Love & Understanding, and I might have tempered much of the pain this ego caused me and others if I’d heeded what I read in two little Hallmark cards (oh great fount of wisdom). The two said, 1. “I’m a legend in my own mind,” and 2….
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Monkeys Will Only Let You Down

Drawing of a monkey

THAT MONTH-LONG stay this summer at an artist residency in Portobelo, Panama left quite an impression on my wife. So this weekend when we rode our bikes past a wooded area in Oak Cliff and speculated about what was rustling the trees a few yards away, I wasn’t surprised by what she said. “Monkeys. Whenever we heard rustling…
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I think it’s so groovy now.

QUITE SOME TIME back I made it my personal modus operandi to shirk, or at least shrink back from, technology. But this year I finally popped the red pill. For one thing I am currently committed to creating whatever I’m going to create by way of these plastic chiclets now clicking beneath my fingers (augmented,…
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