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Confessions of a ‘rewriter’

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In an Internet universe where content is allegedly king, writing has transmogrified into a product—a cheap commodity—to be mass-produced, sold and resold for profit. Quantity and unique views are what matter. And quality? Someone will have to redefine what this concept means in the website factories that mass-produce stories.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Late bloomer

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My normal eight-hour workday involves writing with languages that I am sure the majority on the planet do not understand. Yes, I am a computer programmer, and I am proud of it. I code, but documenting customer requirements, design specifications and user manuals also come with the job. But at the end of the day, to take my mind off solving business and analytical problems, I resort to writing—sportswriting to be exact.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Write it down!

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Read, Read more, we’re constantly exhorting kids, sometimes accompanied by the promise that the more they read, the more successful they will be in life.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Memories to share down generations

Oh Kirk, how right you are that one can only look back so much, that there is a present to live and, most of all, a future to look forward to; that there is every day to embrace and the future to welcome and a chance to create new and meaningful experiences (“Memories,” Opinion, 1/23/14).

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Another kind of love letter

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I wrote this letter to a nephew in response to a message he left on Facebook for me. After writing and reading it, I noticed that its message of love is applicable to almost everyone. So I decided to submit it for publication. I know that many sons don’t give love to their mothers, are often short with their mothers, forgetting how their mothers loved and cherished them from birth to adulthood.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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