The Second Space is for the Unemployable

Your typing teacher is unemployed and you will be too if you continue to use two spaces after a period. Did that sound harsh? Good. It was meant to. You see, just a few days ago a friend shared a link to a humorous post on Facebook about using two spaces after a period. It got a lot of reactions and more than a few shares. And then another friend shared the same post. A friend who is a writer and ostensibly has many other writer friends. The comments around …

Opoli App: Limousines On Call, No Pricing Surprises

Last week I went to a launch for Opoli. It’s an interesting app and it’s taken everything that’s right about Uber and made it just a little bit friendlier for both consumer and driver. Here’s the gist of the Opoli app (and website too). Drivers pay a monthly fee to be included in the Opoli fleet. I am unclear on just how much this fee is because I’m not licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission so I can’t be your driver anyhow. Opoli is an app that you use …

Zya and Our $600 Drum Kit

Alexander is taking drum lessons. Both of the kids took piano lessons in early elementary because I believe that learning to read music is as fundamental as learning to read another language. Learn Latin, Mandarin, English and Spanish. Learn music. It’s the rule in my house and it’s a rule I’d let slide for the past few years. Nature abhors a vacuum as do I. So when I noticed that Alexander had a little more free time than I’d have liked I said, “Pick an instrument.” And we was like, …

I’m Completely Unable to Keep My Commitments

I just don’t have enough hours in the day. Jane is now a seasoned CIT with exactly one day of work under her belt. When I picked her up from camp yesterday at three she plopped into the passenger seat and started talking. At 4.30 she stopped talking. It was abrupt, she was finished. She had observed that five year olds don’t have filters and they tell you the truth. They also tell the truth when playing things like Fireball. They admit to being out when the ball grazes them. …