The beginning for a writer is the journal. I say this because it is the testing grounds for all your styles and ideas. If you do not keep a journal, it will be hard for you to be a good writer in almost any field.
You should write a little every day if you want to cultivate your literary skills. That's the beauty of a journal... because you don't need a revolutionary idea or original thought to write a successful entry into your journal. Other types of writing are not as forgiving; when you write poetry when you don't feel poetic or a story when you don't feel inspired, you will likely not turn out highly artistic words.
Good Memories from the Badlands
Photos from my trip to Killdeer and Medora in Western North Dakota.
Poem about the universe, life and chances.
New tool to demonstrate how the range of answers affects the probability that a correct answer will be randomly guessed.
Something Got Lost
A poem remembering my dear mother.
"Leftover" Philly Cheese Steak
The Leftover Chef shows you what to do with leftover steak.
Crab Cones - Leftover Chef
How to make a meal out of random ingredients in your pantry.
The Fairness Mentality
Essay about our skewed perspective on fairness.
Online Vs Print
Essay on the values of web publishing over printed media relating to marketing.
The Cheating Mentality
Essay about cheating in online games, using hacks in multiplayer games.
Problems with Journalism
Some of the problems and misconceptions surrounding modern journalism.