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Susan Richards is a retired editor who will tell you old editors never die, they just revert to type.

  • Coalition troop numbers

    PWHCE – Coalition of the Willing List, Map and Troop Numbers Regardless of your political leanings, you may wonder just which nations comprise the “Coalition of the Willing” in Iraq. The link above has a great breakdown of the numbers…. Read More ›

  • Edwards vs. Cheney: No clear winner

    Edwards looked like a cocky kid in some of the cut-aways. And he didn’t always answer the questions put to him. He spoke about Kerry when he was asked about himself and his experience, or lack of it. Cheney. The… Read More ›

  • X Prize claimed

    Cheers to SpaceShipOne for successfully completing its second flight into space this morning and claiming the X Prize of $10 milllion!

  • Go to the source for medical information

    I’m a firm believer in going straight to the source for health and medical information, rather than take as gospel what news organizations say. Reporters necessarily try to “dumb down” and summarize news from the medical and scientific communities so… Read More ›

  • So you think you know publishing

    Speaking Of Which…: Just My Type: A Personal Journey through the Annals of Desktop Publishing Fascinating, informative post I just stumbled across. Maybe something only an “old-timer” like me can really appreciate.

  • Kerry won tonight

    The presidential debate tonight was just about as interesting… and entertaining… as I thought it would be. Kerry did better than I expected. He finally managed to sound as intelligent, and intelligible, as he probably really is. Too bad for… Read More ›

  • Flip-flop or not

    Is John Kerry’s “flip-flopping” really that? Or is he a thoughtful, open-minded person willing to reconsider and refine his beliefs as new information comes to light? Is George Bush really staunch, steadfast, determined? Or is he just plain stubborn and… Read More ›

  • Java jolt

    Don’t you hate it when your morning routine gets abruptly, unexpectedly disrupted? It’s your way of slipping into the day as easily as possible, without having to think too hard about what you are doing until your mind reaches its… Read More ›

  • Food for political thought

    Law, Government, and Politics An interesting, thought-provoking site for this very political season. At the end of it, I had no idea how to classify myself. Too bad. It might have simplified my decision on Election Day.

  • Rather embarrassing

    It’s sad, really, to see someone of Dan Rather’s stature lose his journalistic judgment in the twilight of his career. He and Mary Mapes should resign from CBS, if they aren’t fired first. Burkett, their source for the Bush National… Read More ›

  • It’s not easy being Blue…

    … in a bedrock Red state like Oklahoma. Especially when you’ve grown up here and spent most of your life here. The most socially acceptable stance is conservative, fundamentalist, and very Republican Red.

  • I’m a gamer, you’re a gamer

    Project Massive A fascinating study of online gamers. Who are they? How old are they? Do only boys play? All the stuff I’ve wondered about for years, knowing full well that at my age, and as a female, I am… Read More ›