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In Defence of Des'ree

In Writing style on June 23, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Here is a beautiful line:

Above the car spends an airplane, and instead of throwing pesticides in the fields, it throws a multitude of butterflies.

Nice, right? It’s from the Wikipedia entry for the song ‘Life’ by Des’ree. It describes, I think, the closing scene of the song’s promotional video. I don’t know.

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Beautifully Clear, Concise Writing That Snaps Like Bacon Grease

In Writing style on February 26, 2009 at 9:50 pm

“I have made this letter longer than
usual because I lack the time to
make it shorter” – Blaise Pascal

By World-Renown Journalist, Author,
Editor and Self-Aggrandizing A-hole

Robb Todd

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Voice

In Writing style on February 21, 2009 at 10:39 pm

I talk in a voice. It’s not the highest voice. It doesn’t scream “GIRL!”, but it is feminine in quality, and medium in tone. When I sing karaoke, which is not often, I pick songs in lower registers: Neil Diamond or Bruce Springsteen. Boy songs. Read the rest of this entry »