Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 510 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Why robbers are different from musicians

A duo or trio is a term used to describe a number of musicians or performers. It should not be used in any other way. So, “three robbers raided the garage”, not “a trio of robbers”. Unless, of course, they … Continue reading

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Six simple rules for writing a good headline

THE days when journalists were schooled, apprentice-like, in the dark arts of sub-editing are all but gone from the regional press. The needs of the digital newsroom now require people to incorporate subbing into their routines regardless of their experience. … Continue reading

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