Wordwright has been around for more than five years now, and it seemed an opportune time to collect some of the keepers. Thus here, in reverse chronological order, are 16 posts that hold up well, offer interesting markers, or are simply the first places I would point someone digging through my archive.
Hopefully it's a fun and interesting grab bag. Thanks for reading, and I hope to have even better in the future.
Thursday, April 15, 2010: There are only three meaningful places to cut federal spending
Monday, November 16, 2009: Theses on journalism: an experiment in format
Thursday, January 22, 2009: First poem (A reading of Elizabeth Alexander’s poem written for the Obama inauguration)
Tuesday, January 06, 2009: Identification and participation (Thoughts on the community function of newspapers)
Monday, August 25, 2008: Ones and zeroes (DVD as the digital novel)
Thursday, August 21, 2008: Trying to get published: minefield or quicksand?
Friday, August 08, 2008: Kwame Kilpatrick: the cliffs notes (This may need an update, but the thought of writing one is more than a little depressing)
Tuesday, July 15, 2008: What makes the Bat?
Friday, July 11, 2008: I'm not wrong, just not as insightful as I'd often like to be (Obama vs. Clinton)
Wednesday, April 23, 2008: Nearly everyone talking about this is an idiot (Yale art student Aliza Shvarts)
Monday, April 07, 2008: i is for improvisation
Monday, March 12, 2007: My old friend (On Jack Kerouac’s 85th birthday)
Wednesday, December 07, 2005: Promo CD problems
Monday, November 07, 2005: Ain't fake politics fun? (On The West Wing’s live debate episode)
Tuesday, October 11, 2005: The story of O. (Where I claim, well ahead of the pack, my belief that James Frey’s memoir was a fraud.)
Saturday, October 02, 2004: Musing on Hitchens (and Miller, apparently)
Notable omissions: nothing on the aftermath of the 2009 elections in Iran made the cut (there are some good links archived there, but my own writing on the topic just wasn't substantial enough), nor did any posts on copyright law (too dry), nor my recent writing for the now-defunct Ditching Otis (too recent).