posting online ain’t the same as being in print

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REGARDING POSTING ONLINE, in re­sponse to having the of­fi­cial Elvis Presley web­site at Grace­land picking up one of my articles—which I trum­peted loudly to family and friends via Face­book and email—my friend Stephanie Locke posted a nice com­ment on my A Touch Of Gold site: “Good to see Umphred back in print.” [Continue reading]

mystical liberal loves long walks in the city in the rain

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A LOT IS ASKED OF MYSTICAL LIBERALS! The latest is my cat now wakes me up at four o’­clock. In the morning. She does this after failing to rouse Berni. El gato loco has fi­nally re­al­ized that nothing rouses Princess Berni when she’s asleep (ex­cept the oc­ca­sional pea that I place be­neath her side of our double-thick futon).  [Continue reading]

why wordpress books remind me of microsoft word manuals


I’M DOING THIS BLOGSITE with real little un­der­standing of the po­ten­tial­i­ties of Word­Press. I have Lisa Sabin-Wilson’s Word­Press For Dum­mies book, which has its plusses. I also have George Plum­ley’s Word­Press 24-Hour Trainer, which is sim­ilar but ad­dresses some is­sues better than the Dum­mies book. [Continue reading]