"Writing is a skill, not a talent, and thus one's ability as a writer can be improved by thoughtful effort. The problem with some people is that they graduate college as good writers, experience early success on account of that, and thus never devote themselves diligently to the relentless quest for improvement that could make them great writers."
Eric Reasons, VP of IT at TOM, has taken notice of my long-term plan to develop a 3-column format here, and has directed me to this handy how-to guide, and created a mockup to give me the idea of what I can achieve. Primitive Unfrozen Caveman Blogger is intrigued . . . and intimidated. All those code-thingies! And you know what's really infuriating? The how-to guide was written by someone named "Amanda." A geek girl, showing me up in my embarrassing state of techo-primitivity. The shame of it all!
#94: Sinatra and Basie swing a classic
It's "Pennies From Heaven" written in 1936 by Johnny Burke (words) and Arthur Johnston (music). This version was arranged by Neal Hefti and recorded by Frank...