Things to do - on strike
I write and paint. Sometimes, I fish. I don’t want to do anything else.
Now, I only spend a couple of hours a day with NowPublic, posting about five stories a day. People inquire via our message service: 1) are you a professional writer/journalist, 2) do you get paid by NowPublic, and 3) are you working for Anschultz (corporate owners)?
In reverse order: 1) don’t know Anshultz, 2) not paid by NowPublic, and 3) I have been a publisher though that would not necessarily make me a writer. I am a published author of a book and hundreds of papers and thousands of stories. I have worked in journalism though I am self-taught.
I have been #1 at NowPublic for over a year and I like that, though that was not my goal. I have a habit of writing story posts at NP and have some friends here and that is my inspiration. Now, I am busy writing another book and must hunker down to get it done.
There are more conservative people on NP than liberal. I am a liberal by nature, though have some conservative ideas and don’t follow politicians based on party loyalty, only on merit. Some people like my political posts, mostly the international audience, and many have the opposite view. That’s OK because it creates readership.
My best posts are not political. Higher readership comes from “Culture – art, literature, celebrity, and movies.
Now, I am going to try something different. Because I need to manage my time better, I am only going to write if I get an assignment from NP readers that include my Facebook fans. Here are considerations in giving to me an assignment:
1. News from within 50 miles of the Washington DC beltway
2. Places in the DC metroplex – monuments, government locations, parks, national historic locations, museums, libraries
3. People in the metroplex
4. Events in the metroplex
5. Ask a question for which you would like a creative answer (opinion)
The idea is that if you would like a firsthand report about things happening here, let me know and I will see if I can respond. Use NP email. That’s it.
Now, I am going back to my writing and painting.
“Why is the ocean salty? Ocean salty because of whale sperm?
Why is the ocean salty? Snooki really doesn’t know, but she explained why she doesn’t like the big body of water on this week’s episode of MTV’s Jersey Shore. That’s right – the most popular reality show on TV can also be educational. Well, perhaps it can be educational.
Apparently Snooki had a boyfriend named Jeff who once wanted to take a dip in said ocean. However, tonight the Snook-ster actually informed the viewing audience (along with Jeff) that “I f—in’ hate the ocean. Too much whale sperm. Everybody Google it, because that’s why the water is salty. F—in’ whale sperm.”
That’s right. Biology according to Jersey Shore – the ocean is salty because of whale sperm. Unfortunately, it seems that as believable as she was, Snooki was wrong about the reason for a salty ocean. Yes. You simply cannot believe everything you see and hear on TV.
The ocean is salty because the salt in the ocean comes from rocks on land. In fact, if the ocean’s salt was spread over land, then it would form a layer that is nearly 500 feet deep. That’s a little scary, but not as scary as whale sperm.”