Humor, Spanish Culture and Language, writing

Witty in 7 Letters or Less

Madison may be the personalized license plate capital of the United States. [example: QUIRKY] Why do we see five or more vanity plates per day here? [MTHRSHP] We have a liberal Department of Transportation policy, a low initial investment, and an individualist culture. [SNAZZY] Instead of a $100 up front fee for a specialized plate, in Wisconsin […]

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Humor, Spanish Culture and Language

Is Friday the 13th Lucky?

A decade ago, a friend told me that she had changed her mind about Friday the 13th; not the movie with lots of ketchup, the calendar date. She decided it would be a day of blessings. I realized she was right, and that convinced me to rewind my tape on the whole affair. We create […]

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blogging, Humor, writing

3 Ways to Detect and Deflect Hackers

Is your website safe from evil hackers? If you’re wonderblogger, you’ve a secure password and the double authentication feature that sends a magic passcode to your phone. Great! Is it enough to protect your cybercastle? I’d say no. With both those moats in place, sneaky invaders have attacked my castle and attempted to ransack my […]

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Humor, Spanish Culture and Language

Where in the World is Spock?

Juan José Ibarretxe, former president of the Basque Country in Northern Spain is famous for his eyebrows. They are dark-colored and diagonal, just like Spock from the original Star Trek. Ibarretxe was president (called the Lehendakari ) of Euskal Herria (the Basque Country) between 1999-2009. Ibarretxe is most well known for his pro-independence stance on the […]

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Humor, Spanish Culture and Language, writing

Looking for Agent Right

Writing conferences are the perfect backdrop for Agent-Author speed dating. At a semi-private table for two, separated by dark polyester curtains from seven other Agent/Author pairs, the courting begins. You’ve a total of 360 seconds starting now! Author, you’re in hot pursuit of the elusive Agent, go! No, stop that. No reading your statement. Drop […]

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Humor, writing

Confessions of a New Blogger

I’ve been writing essays and publishing them online for six months now. True confessions, there are still a lot of things I don’t understand about it. How did someone from Nepal or Croatia find my site? Do my post views depend on the time of day I publish, the number of FB friends who see […]

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