Category: Nonfiction

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A Brief Letter to the New York Times

Four years ago, in the early stages of the 2008 Presidential campaign, I got a Letter to the Editor published in the New York Times. It was only two sentences, lamenting that the use...

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Media and Writing Systems

I’ve noticed that writing systems are affected by the media on which they are written. This explains a lot from the shape of specific fonts to the form of entire writing systems. Let’s take...

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The End of the World

There’s something very selfish about doomsday prophecies. It’s the year 2012 and a lot of people are predicting the end of the world. In fact, it’s the biggest year for doomsday scenarios since 2000....

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Zombie Comics

One day, I was at Starbucks, sitting next to a basket of newspapers. I saw the comics section and pulled it out. It was my first time reading the comics page in a year...

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Dallas is a Moveable Feast

I’m a big Ernest Hemingway fan. While my favorite one of his books is The Sun Also Rises, I’m also a big fan of his posthumous memoir, A Moveable Feast. And in fact, that...

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A Gem on Henderson: Pearl Cup Coffee

If you like coffee and you live in Dallas, Pearl Cup Coffee on Henderson is the place to go. Even with four stars and over 150 reviews on Yelp, Pearl Cup lives up to...

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A Streetcar Named Matilda — Dallasing.com

As someone who loves history and public transit, one of my favorite things to do in Dallas is to ride the streetcar. The McKinney Avenue Transportation Authority (MATA) runs several historic trolleys through Uptown...

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Michigan Accent in Dallas

I’ve lived all over, but somehow I picked up a Michigan accent and never let it go. I never realized how strongly Midwestern I sounded till I moved down to Texas. The funny part...