Archive for January, 2009

The discipline of brevity…

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

“If you can’t write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don’t have a clear idea.” 

–David Belasco

During the past year I have been helping to write several travel guides for a publisher.  One of the guidelines from the Editor is that no single review can be longer than 60 words due to the constraints of the page design. (more…)

The new Sparkplug…

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Looks a lot like the old one.  However, our focus going forward will be on communications and communications issues in the 21st century.

This is an open source site and I invite anyone with a point of view — complimentary or contrary — to take part.

Peter McGarvey

Head Mechanic

Welcome to 2009…

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Today marks the second anniversary of Sparkplug going live.  As I promised several postings ago we are about to undergo a major refocus here.

Going forward Sparkplug will focus on practical communications issues in business and in your personal life.

Starting next week we begin anew.

For now, a Happy New Year to all.