Pittsburgh Connection to Murdered Polish Priest

by Paul C. Binotto © 2019 The January stabbing death of Gdansk, Poland’s 53-year-old mayor and civil rights activist, Pawel Adamowicz, during a charity event has been likened to the 1984 murder of Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko, the Polish national hero who had little known ties to Pittsburgh.  “He was an ordinary guy who did extraordinary … Continue reading Pittsburgh Connection to Murdered Polish Priest

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Looking at Statues From Both Sides

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by Paul C. Binotto © 2019 Image may be copyright protected - copyright not held by Fostertales There has always been much tyranny seen in the faces of Confederate Statues found most prevalently in the American South; most especially over the last few years has there been calls for their removal. In some cases, they … Continue reading Looking at Statues From Both Sides

On Writing Professionally

by Paul C. Binotto © 2019 Interestingly, Dr. Zinsser chooses the first few sentences of his book, On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction, to introduce the reader to renowned author of Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web, E.B.White.  Or, at least to the famous photograph taken by Jill Krementz of … Continue reading On Writing Professionally

John Lennon, Professional Writer

by Paul C. Binotto © 2019 Categories and fields of professional writing are wide and varied, and can even encompass lyric writing. The most successful professional writer's will closely adhere in their writing, even if unwittingly so, to a variation of the time-tested classic "Schramm's Model" shown below, that diagrams the quintessential formula for all … Continue reading John Lennon, Professional Writer

And You Thought 21st Century Reporting was Dangerous

by Paul C. Binotto © 2019 The threat of violence against Journalist is an ever-increasing and unavoidable fact in the 21st century. Contemplating the dangers of being a news journalist can even be a little scary for the uninitiated aspiring to a career as news reporter; even for the most determined and most ardent adrenaline … Continue reading And You Thought 21st Century Reporting was Dangerous

“So, You Want to Write 21st- Century Comedy – Become a Digital Scientist.”

by Paul C. Binotto © 2019 Telling a joke may be an art, but writing a joke is a science – So, if you want to be a comedy writer, but mom or dad insist that you learn a real job, tell them you are planning to become a Digital Scientist. I know what you’re … Continue reading “So, You Want to Write 21st- Century Comedy – Become a Digital Scientist.”