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Station Identification: Whatever


This man, Mr. Scalzi, is to be commended! Wow **Rarely a day has gone by without a post submission from Mr. Scalzi**. Part of me says ‘you go boy’! And, the other part of me, the jealous, raging shrew I try not to let out too often, screams ‘how can this man have this level of creativity & drive every day’?
I’m then reminded that he is able to do this because he gets up every morning, sets out this items to accomplish for the day AND then he does it.

And therein lies the rub…what do I get up every morning & set to get it done by each afternoon? Obviously not enough!



You are now visiting “Whatever.” It is a blog written by John Scalzi, who is a professional writer. It has been in existence since 1998. It is as a consequence one of the longest-running blogs on the Web. It is generally updated daily. It is about whatever John Scalzi feels like writing on.

A Brief History of Whatever

“Whatever” began on September 13, 1998, before the term “blog” had common currency. Scalzi, who had previously been a professional newspaper and online columnist, began the site to stay sharp in the column writing format, and took specific inspiration from columnist James Lileks’ Web site, The Bleat. Rather than to focus the writing on one specific topic, Scalzi chose to write on any subject that was of interest to him that day. Topics from the first week of Whatever included Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, the death of CNN journalist…

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