Why is no one talking about the $4 trillion in cash corporate America had on the books in January 2020?
In my work as a ghostwriter, I meet a lot of wonderful people with interesting stories and lives. They inspire me, as does everything I read, hear, and see. Here, I share the thoughts and ideas that come to mind when I think about the people I meet, the stories I hear, and the experiences … Continue reading Notes
Protected: Ghost Writer Burnout 40th Anniversary Edition
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Blue Thread Editing and Writing
Books: They're magic.
Who I Am
I'm an accomplished author, ghostwriter, and developmental editor. My favorite of these is ghostwriting, and I explain why elsewhere. I develop college textbooks and general nonfiction. I write and edit educational materials, blog posts, and newspaper articles. I'm passionate about transforming chaotic concepts into clear, well-organized prose for targeted audiences while meeting the objectives of … Continue reading Who I Am
About That Photoshopped Image of Tech Entrepreneurs Visiting Brunello Cucinelli
Fifteen presumably savvy guys—they are Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, all successful—walk into an Italian village to visit Brunello Cucinelli, who designs expensive sweatpants. The next thing we know, Cucinelli runs a reality-bending photo of the group on his Instagram feed that includes two women not in the original, and GQ publishes the same photo as part … Continue reading About That Photoshopped Image of Tech Entrepreneurs Visiting Brunello Cucinelli
It’s About the Reader
In Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams, who plays the main character’s therapist, says to his old frenemy, “It’s not about you …it’s about the boy.” In writing nonfiction, it’s not about you. It’s about the reader. I like to consider readers first because they bring a lot to the reading process. You can produce a … Continue reading It’s About the Reader
Jackson and the Burglar
The other day when I took my dog, Abbie, out for her bedtime walk, I read a notice on the front door of my apartment building. The title was “Crime Watch.” A couple of apartments in the complex had been burgled. On the way out for our afternoon walk in the woods the next day, … Continue reading Jackson and the Burglar
October 5, 2012 During the first presidential debate on October 3, 2012, the question of income inequality should have been front and center. It's the nation's biggest domestic issue (Income Inequality is America's Biggest Challenge: United Nations Economist). And it links to just about every other issue that is on the table: health, education, … Continue reading Banana Road