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Page Displays In A Mobile World

thefiresidepost.com launched in 2007.  We had some success.  Success caused a ripple in our egos – my son’s and mine.  Some people liked our political commentary while others preferred our essays on recipes.  Where should we focus? was the question.  By 2008 we determined that we had an online magazine.  Our magazine knows no bounds […]

2Dec2016 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Artistic Interpretation of Trump Victory

Ben Franklin was a Founding Father who used political cartoons as a means of persuasion.  With biting with he would cause a person to reflect and reconsider.  And that was not his day job.  Some people are just naturally gifted at imagery and symbolism used a tools for thoughtful discourse.  I am no expert on […]

13Nov2016 | | Comments Off on Artistic Interpretation of Trump Victory | Continued
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Random Humor From the Internet

  I just took a leaflet out of my mailbox, informing me that I can have sex at 79. I’m so happy, because I live at number 71. So it’s not too far to walk home afterwards. And it’s the same side of the street. I don’t even have to cross the road! ~~~~~ Answering […]

6Aug2013 | | 2 comments | Continued
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More Thoughts on American Education

The internet is an enigma.  So is youtube.  While having the power to distribute information with immediacy to all corners of the world – The shortcuts sometimes ignore legitimate research.  But today we will use youtube to demonstrate the troubles with American education. My own experience with American education comes in four basic contexts: my […]

3Feb2012 | | Comments Off on More Thoughts on American Education | Continued
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Nashville 2010: The Day the Music Died

A long, long time ago… I can still remember How that music used to make me smile. And I knew if I had my chance That I could make those people dance And, maybe, they’d be happy for a while. I don’t have cable.  My family does not value the television enough to pay that […]

7May2010 | | Comments Off on Nashville 2010: The Day the Music Died | Continued
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Sarah Palin, Visibility or Exposure

Sarah Palin is on the airways.  Her tact today is to blame others for her troubles.  She forgot the first rule of politics – Get Visibility without Exposure.  Sarah Palin exposed herself as  a small town redneck, generally ignorant of the world beyond the boundaries of Wasilla, Alaska.  This writer is proud to be included […]

14Jan2009 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Bread or Circus Journalism

Bread sustains our lives, while circus entertains.  We stand at the precipice of change in journalism – debating the choices of bread or circus.  There have not yet been any Pulitzer Prices awarded for blogging – and this writer does not see this happening in the near future.  Pulitizer Prizes in journalism are reserved for […]

7Jan2009 | | 2 comments | Continued
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CNN’s Hologram – Cool Techonology

Well, this about takes the cake.  Technology is advancing rapidy – but look at this – you still have to read these words.  That is about as old as Abraham.  The differencs is that we have people from Hobart, Australia, reading this commentary.  They might be rednecks but they are able to use the internet. […]

6Nov2008 | | Comments Off on CNN’s Hologram – Cool Techonology | Continued
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Internet market predictions

By David Leonhardt By now, many political junkies know the recent history of prediction markets. In 2004, the election-morning odds at Intrade, one of the best-known prediction markets, correctly forecast the presidential election in each of the 50 states. (In other words, President Bush won every state where traders gave him than 50 chance of […]

3Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Internet market predictions | Continued
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Finding Love On-Line For Old People

This writer is a member of the AARP – that should tell you something.  We are on the AARP e-mail list.  Yesterday we received an email titled, “Ohg, Find Love On Line.”  We are laughing as we write – the imagery of old people and internet dating was just too much for our sensibilities.  Perhaps […]

11Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Obama and the Christian Right

The conservative media and christian right refers to “The Liberal Blogosphere” and the “Liberal Media” and the “Liberal Internet.”  We looked around the internet and found these clips attacking Obama.  According to these folks Obama is anti-christian, the anti-Christ, a Muslim, and anything else they can think of. This writer believes the Bible is not […]

7Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Ethics In Journalism – Be Accountable

Blogging is unique in the world of Journalism.  Blogging is working on the edge of the cliff.  The Fireside Post began as a blog and evolved into an internet magazine.  We have kept some qualities of the ‘blogs’ that we deemed worthy.  Most notably in the area of accountability. We are accountable to our readers.  […]

6Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Ethics In Journalism – Be Accountable | Continued
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Ethics in Journalism – Act Independently

Is Opinion different than reporting news – certainly.  The Fireside Post is all about opinion – and we clarify our bias in “Who Are These Guys.” In terms of ‘acting independently’ we are the champions.  We have no affiliations other than the United Methodist Church – and only one of us participates there.  What might […]

6Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Ethics in Journalism – Act Independently | Continued
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Ethics in Journalism – Seek Truth

The internet has thrown the world of journalism off balance.  The reality today is that anyone can be their own publisher and editor.  The Society of Professional Journalists have a code of ethics.  These ethics are the definition of right and wrong in reporting news. The Fireside Post is doing a series on ethics in […]

5Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Ethics in Journalism – Seek Truth | Continued
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The Internet Big Bang

The universe of modern media has been knocked off course, perhaps even blown to pieces.  The order of the media universe has been disrupted a few times by technology.  The printing press, radio, and television, and then cable television revolutionized means of communication.  The common denominator that has not changed is in top down construction […]

2Sep2008 | | Comments Off on The Internet Big Bang | Continued
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intimate anonymity in the electronic age

If you are reading this article, then it is no surprise to you that our electronic culture is changing faster than we can measure and our connectedness boasts the largest geographical and numerical network in history. The phenomenon of our communication age is a child of several technologies that all dramatically shaped our culture, and […]

2Jun2008 | | Comments Off on intimate anonymity in the electronic age | Continued
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Internet costs and Power Companies.

Son, I am confused again. The world changes faster than I can keep up. This article is being written to an internet site that offers distribution to the world wide web. We don’t charge anything for people to come here and browse around. But someone does. I am trying to understand the complexity of costs […]

4Mar2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Websites that give to others

Son, The internet is being skillfully used by several organizations to promote giving to others. Check these out. http://www.freerice.com – I enjoyed this site. I went there investigating and found myself participating. Rice is donated through the United Nations World Food Program for every click on their site. thehungersite.com – equally important but a little […]

2Mar2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Internet Stalking on Digg and other Social Networks

Son, As you are aware, we have been assaulted by an internet stalker. This one person has left 600 messages on our site, has left over 6000 messages on Digg, with about a hundred on Digg directed at me personally. This person has an obsessive-compulsive personality disorder and directs his attention to the interactivity of […]

19Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Internet Stalking on Digg and other Social Networks | Continued
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Interactive Internet News Media

Son, I have written about enjoying hard copy news papers.  This past five months I have been actively engaged in the world of internet news.  The interactive properties have changed the way I see news, and news reporting. Today I regularly read eight different online publications of long standing news organizations – and a couple […]

19Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Interactive Internet News Media | Continued
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Hard Copy News Papers –

Son, It was a cold Saturday morning, about 4:00 AM, in November of 1963.  I was sitting on a street corner on a bundle of newspapers, reading by the streetlight.  President John F. Kennedy has been assassinated the day before.  That is my first recollection of the value of the print media. Those were memorable […]

18Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Hard Copy News Papers – | Continued
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Converting from Windows to Mac – how intuitive

Son, I wrote a post last week on my observations of Apple computers in use.  I don’t see many.  but the response from Mac users was overwhelming – giving me reason to pause.  My present Dell computer is a little over three years old and I am beginning to shop around.  I am very interested […]

15Jan2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Bloggers are Parasites

Son, There is a big dog casting a shadow across the world.  His name is Internet.  Bloggers are fleas on the dog, looking for a warm nest in the forest of hairy information. Some of us are on the head, some on the tail, some under the tail, but we are all parasites.  We are […]

11Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Bloggers are Parasites | Continued