Category Archives: writing

Quality sportswriting in the Dom-Post

From an article about the Hurricanes rugby team’s early-season performance. These are consecutive paragraphs: The worry for Boyd was whether the rest of the side would take up the slack. Goodes has been a revelation. He got his chance, when … Continue reading

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Her, him and their

From this morning: The official who let the Malaysian Government believe New Zealand was comfortable with a diplomat accused of attempted rape going home, should consider their career options, the prime minister says. I get pissed off when people … Continue reading

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Burnishing bullshit with buzzwords

LinkedIn is a social media site with a business focus. But while it largely eschews Facebook-type trivia, it thrives on organisational bullshit. Today I got a link request from someone I didn’t know, who clothed patent inadequacy in all the … Continue reading

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A friend who works at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida has sent me a wonderful example of writing from that center’s Daily News staff communication. Spaceport Innovators Today: Facilitating Disruptive Innovation Spaceport Innovators is a KSC cross-directorate open group that improves … Continue reading

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Bursting into print again

My new book comes off the printing press this week. Compared to my other books it’s minimal, at 11,000 words and 40 pages. But a lot of work went into it, and not just the recent writing and layout. It’s … Continue reading

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