I had some fun creating a “Policy” for my communications.
My communicative creations needed a Policy. After all, movies and books have their disclaimers regarding “coincidence” with “actual persons, living or dead.” And broadcasts set limits on their use or reuse. My position is more social than legal; hints of humor may be discerned. The Policy is intended for 21st-century perils of language.
Policy, Part 1: The words in my communications are defined as known to the source AT THE TIME of their use. Any resemblance to the same or similar words with OLDER or NEWER definitions have been and will be purely coincidental and not pervert the meaning from the time of origination therein.
Policy, Part 2: Any activity involving language has inherent risk. The receiver takes full responsibility for their protection by knowing the limits of words, heretofore acknowledged as the “sticks and stones” position that is expected to have been learnt from another source and is implicitly imbedded within this Policy.
Continue reading Comms policy for 2020’s →
My second inkjet printer failure in one month ceded its life while putting me in a new contest with a very formidable foe. Imagining Rod Serling and “The Twilight Zone,” I entered:
the extended warranty game.
I’ll share the struggle, but tell you in advance that I won, in dramatic fashion.
Continue reading I won this game!! →
This is my 100th blog post since starting the DougInNC site to tag the walls of the internet with my musings. It is a fun journey that earns a milestone mark, using a very American tune as the basis.
One hundred^ posts do appear on this wall
One hundred posts quite obscure.
A few take-downs, smiles and frowns,
But none to regret that I can recall.
Ninety-nine^^ ‘likes’ I earned on this wall
Ninety-nine ‘likes’ doth appear.
On travel and book, give some a look.
The stage entertains so I recap them all.
Ninety-eight^^ films I list on this wall
Ninety-eight films listed here.
Rarely reviewed, just names of those viewed
You’ll wonder why I screen them at all.
^^-Not actual count …
… but who is going to audit or edit me?
Thanks for reading along. With this medium capable of supporting much more, I will keep going. As Frost said,
“For I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep.”