RantFever 4

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Posts in July 2009

Here's the rant I promised.

by: Lisa Clark | on: 2009-07-26 04:38:56

It’s because I’m an editor. Everything I do, everything I write, everything I say . . . I remember it when I’m trying to go to sleep, and I wonder “Why did I say it that way?” and “I hope they didn’t take that the wrong way—perhaps I should have expressed myself better” or “What if I accidentally offended them when I said this or that?” or “This is not coming across the way I wanted or expected it to.” or "Was it really necessary to bring that up?"

Then, I edit. I go through each situation I’ve lived through and formulate everything I should have done, everything I should have said, everything I should have written.

Sometimes it really is too bad I don’t do that as a profession. I think I’m pretty good at it. And this is one of the many reasons I try not to judge people, especially if I’ve only just met them—because if they judged me by the first impression, or the second, third, fourth, fifth, or even by a lifetime habit . . . well, there would be plenty of material to justify thinking I’m a really horrible person.

Happy Independence Day

by: Jennie Martin Howe | on: 2009-07-04 23:28:44
This is my first 4th of July spent away from my parents.  It took me a long time to figure out how to make it feel like a holiday without all their decorations and big gatherings of people.  I tried to think of American things to do.  All I could come up with wasRead more...