Modify with care

Read an article in the paper last week regarding how the liberal use of adverbs in prose often evokes the disdain of other writers, including those in the legal profession. For example, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy tells us that avoiding adverbs “forces you to confront the significance of your word choice. You just discipline yourself to choose your words more carefully.”


Hey good lookin’, whatcha got cookin’?

I was having lunch with an old friend not long ago who asked me how I manage to stay so thin. I told him it has a lot to do with my lack of motivation…

Antiques and collectibles

I was surfing through my TV channels the other day and happened upon PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow”. For those of you who might not be familiar with the program, the producer and his crew, which includes…

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