I spent a good 12 hours yesterday in front of my laptop monitor. I didn't plan to go that long, but hey, life happens, and things need to get done. The upside: I got a ton of things done. The downside: my eyes were seriously strained at the end of the day.
Languages are hard to learn. Sure, I'm a professional writer, which means me am totes real good at English. But outside of my mother tongue, these abilities sort of drop off the table. I studied French for 15 years in school, from Kindergarten to my final year of college.
So what makes my hands so badass? Man, where to begin... Even skin tone. Symmetrical nails. (And kickin' nailbeds!) No age spots, hair, or bulging veins. And despite me being nestled in my mid-40s, these suckers look like the hands of a 22-year-old.
Pretty much everyone is doing a whole lotta writing. Every single day. A small percentage of their work is brilliant. Some is good. And a whole lot is utter crap. But it's writing nonetheless, and we have technology, of all things, to thank
In the 21st century, there must be some compelling new learning and retention methods at our disposal. Ones that can be slowly introduced at the state and federal level. Honestly, how exciting -- and beneficial -- would this be for our upcoming generations of students? Short answer: very.
Okay, you see the above image? It's a poster of an elephant. And with it, you know exactly what you're getting: an elephant. No surprises, so everyone's happy. Movie marketing doesn't always work this way.
I moved to the U.S. from Toronto, Canada a bit over two years ago. As someone who bounces back and forth between entertainment journalism and TV writing, there were really only two options I could consider, residence-wise.
To all the insects out there, I say this: you guys are great and all. Really, you are. I'm sure you serve some vital function with regards to keeping our precariously-balanced ecosystem in check and blah blah blah.