April 1, 2015

It’s not just that I care. I’m right.


Last night my sister-in-law called me to a share her frustration with an editorial in the local paper. The thing is, she wasn't calling to discuss the content of the piece, but rather to confirm that a distracting word choice in the conclusion was, … [Read more...]

Writing: Conciseness

Make your words count. Don't muddy your writing with jargon, unclear construction and repetition. REDUNDANCIES AND WORDINESS Mutual cooperation cooperation needless to say then why say it? Completely … [Read more...]

Once is more than enough


Almost no one eats the same for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Most of us pick up the remote when we realize we have already seen the episode on the screen. And we can probably all agree that if the local department store only carried socks, we would … [Read more...]

Small Things that Matter #2: Redundancy

I am a big fan of Ace of Cakes, the pseudo-reality drama on the Food Network. The folks who make up Charm City Cakes are my kind of creative geniuses. Each episode, the quirky band of decorators is faced with the cake world’s version of a story to … [Read more...]