Dear Santa: Five Wishes Before We Just Hang Out

I know you suffer because so few people believe in you, even though you deliver as much and often as you can, even though you deliver, on time, except for when hucksters pretending to be you give something late and try to use your names to shift blame for their poor planning. Oh Santa, sometime we'll meet at a local coffee shop and share our disappointment but, and this is important, we'll put those aside and we'll concentrate on the things we did that made a difference. Continue reading ...

The Perfect Tech Writer’s Letter to Santa

Dear Santa, First, let me thank you in advance for what I’m sure will be prompt delivery. I understand how important it is to be clear about expectations no matter how difficult the challenge, so let me start there. What I want for Christmas is peace, love, and understanding. I feel that last year’s requests went unanswered because I was vague and no one’s going to say I don’t learn from my mistakes. (No one besides my cat, anyway.) Let me explain what I mean. Continue reading ...

The Technical Writer’s Short Christmas List

Whirler Melinda Anderson may actually subscribe to the minimalist school of Santa letter writing.  Short, comprehensive, to the point. Santa All I want for Christmas Adobe Cloud available at the office where I work. Creative suite 5.5 upgrade for CS3/CS4 Windows XP for my computer at home.  This is so I can do some e-publishing […] Continue reading ...

What I Really Want for Christmas

Greg Larson has a list that he maintains throughout the year, and it always includes one outrageous, extremely unlikely, but really cool request… can you figure out which item it is? The last of the autumn leaves, dried and shriveled, rattle in a cold north breeze and Christmas whispers back from the near-future. Inside, warm […] Continue reading ...