To those who dared not to use times new roman

Once upon a time we were not to use the word “ain’t”. And, many of us thought that was grand. For there was also a time you were not to start a sentence with the word “and”. Because the New York Times now starts sentences with “and” it’s all ok now. It’s true. Go look it up. But some of us not only started with “because” but we also dared to use fonts other than Times New Roman.

I’m reminded of the song Renegades by X Ambassadors. In particular, I’m tickled by the lyric of:

All hail the underdogs
All hail the new kids
All hail the outlaws
Spielbergs and Kubricks
It’s our time to make a move
It’s our time to make amends
It’s our time to break the rules
Let’s begin

We all want to be renegades in some way. How we go about doing it depends on how overt or sneaky we want to be. Depends as well on whether you are a high sensation seeker or are risk averse. But something as small as using a different font or writing to one’s own rules can be a form of risk-taking.

The old rules of job interviews and resume writing are out the door. Or, at least, they should be. There is one thing, though, that I am still in favor of. And, that is the thank you note. Being thankful and polite is still in vogue.

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  1. I believe the King James Version of the Bible also starts a lot of sentences with ‘And.’

    I used Cambria when creating my novels – because it does the best job among a large number of popular fonts of producing italics that occupy about the same amount of space and looking as if they belong in the same book.

    Many of the fonts have an italic version which is too different and feels awkward.

    The rule is: don’t use italics very much – and it’s a good rule because long passages in italics are hard to read. But I use them for a variety of reasons, and spent a lot of time picking Cambria because it looked best when I printed pages of my sample text.

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  2. It’s A Lot Like Selling Shoes
    Some Folks Stick With
    And Others
    Go With New
    Crocs And Stuff
    True Some Folks Move
    Lines All the Way Back and
    Forth on Page When Waves of
    Oceans Never Make Shores ThiS Way
    So Free to Be
    Above So Below
    As Milky Ways Move
    FRiEnDS With Gravity
    Without Any Human Lessons
    of Prison Clothes We Become
    As Tools As All Change is Constant
    Fear is the Order That Fails the Free
    Just Do It As A Goddess of Victory
    Nike May Wish Without Any Sells
    of Shoes
    As Doing
    It Barefoot
    Works Just As Free..:)


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