Category Archives: being a writer

Organizing ideas, sharing them, and maybe providing some entertainment

LIGO/Virgo: Another First

Another gravitational wave observation gave scientists the best evidence yet about one aspect of merging stars. On August 17, 2017, folks with the LIGO/Virgo collaboration observed three clusters of gravitational waves. This time astronomers found an infrared, visible, and X-ray … Continue reading

Posted in being a writer, science news | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Navel-Gazing in August

Someone said “write what you know.” It was definitely Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Nathan Englander, or somebody else. I’ve mostly seen the quote applied to writing fiction. Apparently some folks assume that it means authors should only write stories about … Continue reading

Posted in being a writer, being Catholic | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“A Writer Who is Catholic”

My #3 daughter has some of my qualities, and attitudes. About four years back now, she vented frustration about writers, faith, and assumptions. She wasn’t nearly as loud as I’ve often been during ‘vents.’ When folks learned she’s a writer, … Continue reading

Posted in being a writer, being Catholic | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Different “Friday” Post

I had about half of the planned “Friday” post done, when I noticed a news item about pesticides in some American city water. That got my attention, so did what the scientists said. By the time I stopped writing ‘a … Continue reading

Posted in being a writer | Tagged , | Leave a comment