I was recently driving, pondering the answers to life's important questions as I normally do when I drive, when I interrupted myself with a thought about Twitter: why don't many people proofread before they tweet? And, for that matter, why don't they pause for a little bit -- just a few seconds even -- before making that tweet available to thousands or even millions of people?
Maybe some people need to go back to their writing roots, I thought. Maybe they need scratch paper. And who am I to deny something to people that they need?
I created Twitter Scratch Paper as a way for people to plan out their tweets before they send them. People can keep the book wherever they do their best thinking. Each page consists of two sets of 280 blanks just waiting to be filled in.
Maybe you're hesitant to get started on Twitter. Then use this book and practice before you put yourself out there.
Maybe your best friend or your mom or a politician you know needs to stop impulsively…
I wrote this four years ago about curling. Hey, if I don't copy and paste this now, I may as well wait four years. Here goes:
I've tried a few different times to understand curling. I bought a bag of cheese curls. I found a bunch of those bugs that curl up into balls and tried to teach them right from wrong. I even did what most people do when they need information: I used Wikipedia, which told me in its first line, "Curling is a sport in which players slide stones across a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric rings." Although I understand each of those words individually, I am having trouble figuring out the connection between those words and "sport." I mean, by these standards, shouldn't ring toss be an Olympic sport? Or how about horeshoes? What makes these different from curling?
Of course there are people reading this column who will claim to understand curling, but there is a nickname for those…
When I first heard about OnlineDegree.com and its claim that it allows students of all ages to finish their first year of college for free, I was expectedly skeptical. However, after reading the information on the site, watching its videos and checking out its endorsements, I could clearly see that this program can save people thousands of dollars.
For those who are still trying to figure out their career options, the site offers a lot of career information as well as the platform for users to get information on certain careers once it becomes available. The sign-up process only takes a minute, and from there potential students can learn about the many courses -- all free! -- that can be transferred to over a thousand colleges and universities, with an expanding list of many more. I recommend watching the site's introductory video here: https://www.onlinedegree.com/how-it-works/.
There are no hidden fees, and students can work at their own pace to complete courses. Since the s…