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Semantics

Context and Meaning

In the comments to FOAF Girl!,¬†Joseph Duemer¬†wrote: The idea that a link represents “friendship” is so bizarre it had to come from some geek’s stunted view of social relations. A link is an association, the literary sense of that word, but only the context of the link can provide the meaning, the implication, the “spin.” […]

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Social Media

Value Judgements

Just found another weblog where my comments were ‘altered’ due to weblogging comment policy. I guess I just lost my sense of perspective — maybe I should have quit reading for the day after my last post. But I don’t understand how people can criticize me for editing my writing, and then turn around and […]

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Weblogging

Value Judgments

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Just found another weblog where my comments were ‘altered’ due to weblogging comment policy. I guess I just lost my sense of perspective — maybe I should have quit reading for the day after my last post. But I don’t understand how people can criticize me for editing my writing, […]

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Just Shelley

Marbles

I was a real tom boy growing up, more interested in climbing trees then in playing with dolls. I remember getting a Barbie doll, once, and it was a real novelty at first as I tried to slip tiny little shoes on tiny little feet, and tight shirts over not so tiny hard plastic breasts. […]

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Writing

Go Fly a Kite

The talk is of war and politics and the economy, in an endless cycle of news that drags one’s spirits down. I don’t want to talk about these things. Instead, I want to talk about kites. Probably one thing that transcends cultural differences is kites. Kites are made, and flown, the world over. There’s few […]