I've got three really good clips for you of The Newsroom, Joan:
We Meet Will McAvoy - Will McAvoy is the anchor for a CNN-like cable news network. He's been letting things slide for the sake of ratings lately, but the reappearance of an old associate/friend/??? at a roundtable discussion at a college stirs the pot ... more than a little!
McAvoy Lays It Out - With a new and young staff, Will McAvoy lays out for his audience that there's been a change in how things are done at their network.
We Interrupt This Program - It's an average day in the newsroom when something out of the everyday happens, and the newsroom goes to work on a breaking news story. It's worth noting, that the primary set for The Newsroom is FULLY FUNCTIONAL
Joan, if you like the West Wing (obviously), and you dig Aaron Sorkin's work (and you have HBO!), you should check out his new series, The Newsroom. It's excellent stuff. If you DON'T have HBO, I can steer you to some YouTube videos to give you a taste.
Enjoyed your reminisce comments on my post. Have you read Nature Wars by James Sterba? It contains chapters on bird feeders and letting the cat out--pros and cons. Also, no chickens for me. I despise their actions. They're only good for eggs and eating (in my humble opinion).
Thanks for the welcome Joan. I changed my name from FrustratedAtheistDad to this one to make conversation easier.
My frustrations lately have revolved around my in laws and their views on the holidays with my children. Although I have wanted to get in touch with fellow non believers the Holidays had a way to push me over the edge. thanks for the welcome.
My avatar was just a bit of very quick fooling around. I have little patience with software packages, so I whipped up an old photo and a couple of brush strokes to disguise myself a little and the Jehovah Witnesses think I'm the incarnation of Satan, so I added the horns. Whole job took 3 minutes.
I am really sorry to intrude on your time in this un-invited manner but I need some help and I hope that you will be one that can help me.
I have no contact in the west and I am not acquainted with the reading tastes of the western readership. I have recently written a book on atheist thought and would like to have a few reviews. I do not plan to use your review as a publicity material. The title of the book is “The Death of an Idea” and it is published on Smashwords.com. I would be highly obliged if you can give me your opinion on this book. You may send your review on my following e mail address:
Hi, Joan. Got your note; oddly, I can't reply to it. Wonder if the same thing happened to you.
The hell of it is, I don't know as I'm particularly conscious of my "style" as a writer or my variability of style as regards how I approach a given subject or comment. I suppose it depends on my mood at the time and my attitude toward the subject in question. I'm also not horribly analytical about my style, which likely comes from the fact that I'm an engineer and not an English major. I will admit to attempting to pattern myself after some great writers, such as Robert Heinlein. I am a bit admirer of his work and greatly influenced by him.
Still, I appreciate your input regarding my style very much. Thank you.