car·riage re·turn

n. the lever or mechanism on a typewriter that would cause the cylinder on which the paper was held (the carriage) to return to the left margin of the page

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Where I’ve Been,Where I Want To Go

Lately I’ve been disappointed with the quality of my writing here. When I started consistently updating Carriage Return I was writing much more prolifically,and with higher-quality content.

In the recent months it seems that my focus has shifted away from presenting well-reasoned,interesting,and engaging articles to a constant stream of musings and Op-Ed Read on…

The Writer:A Genesis

I’ve been waiting to write about this subject for a while now. I was planning on writing about how my interest in writing and literature for my Wednesday entry,but I had to push it back because I wasn’t in the proper frame of mind to do proper justice to the individuals who fed my Read on…

Heroes of the Blog:I like Mike.

Every once in a while I’m reminded of what a treasure Michael Keaton is.Six months ago it happened while watching Jackie Brown with Glen (The Roommate),who had never seen it before.

A little over a month ago it was his first major break alongside Henry Winkler in Ron Howard’s Night Shift. About the same Read on…

Heroes of the Blog:Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson came into my life about a third of the way into my time at Le Cordon Bleu. At the time,all I knew about Nigella stemmed from her show on the Style Channel –she was absolutely drop-dead gorgeous,very witty,well-educated,and the kind of cook I wanted to be (and Read on…

Heroes of the Blog

One of my favorite daily reads,AaronGleeman.com,has been featuring a Top 40 Minnesota Twins countdown for the past several weeks. The eponymous Aaron Gleeman is widely regarded as the tip of the spear in alternative (read:digital) Twins media and sports by-lines with FOX Sports,USA Today,and The Hardball Times in addition Read on…