A coworker and I once joked about self-named web domains, and yet here I am, marking my territory. Maybe it’s just so people don’t take me for a baseball player with the same name. Anyhow, this is the home page of Bart Leahy, self-employed technical writer of Heroic Technical Writing. Welcome to my world!
Since I missed First Man when it was in the theaters (probably on purpose), I thought I’d at least make certain I saw the new documentary about Apollo 11, which featured new or unused film footage from that first landing on the Moon 50 years ago. Space geek that I am, how could I refuse? I was … Continue reading Movie Review: Apollo 11
It’s been a while since I wrote a response to one of my Creative Writing Prompts, but this one amused me. The task here was: Create a deity. Describe its origin, its powers, how it looks – anything you want. Enjoy as you see fit.
I’ve been reading a lot about “toxic masculinity” on the Twitterverse and elsewhere, and I suppose enough comments got under my skin to post something here. The goal is not to flame anyone, denounce anyone, or otherwise have an unseemly flash of temper. I merely wish to share the thoughts of a nearly-50-year-old guy who … Continue reading Masculinity, Non-Toxic or Otherwise
Continuing with my daily Creative Writing Prompts. I seem to have fallen into a pattern that works for me. I use the five-minute/one-word prompt as a journal entry for my own pleasure to get warmed up. The second (“Midday”) prompt I write full out as intended. The third (“Dinner”) prompt becomes a poem, at the … Continue reading Writing Experiment: Fictional Holiday