A challenge for the new year

Recently, I caught a glimpse of a back-and-forth twitter fight, the kind that seems so common these days. Someone had posted a picture of a prominent congresswoman dining out with her boyfriend. The picture had the man's feet circled, so that the commenter could make fun of them. The congresswoman shot back, questioning the other…

What would Tolkien say about Twitter?

You can learn a lot about a person based on their letters. We don't write many these days -- preferring to post rather than use the post office -- but in earlier days, letter-writing was the only way to stay in touch. And thank goodness for that -- for letters give us thoughts, insights, and…

15 Tweets for 2015

2015 was the year I finally got on Twitter. With Twitter getting started in 2007, I was only eight years behind. Not bad for me. At this rate I'll get my first hybrid car in 2037. But, in recognition of my first year on Twitter (and in a shameless effort to gain more followers), what…