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.”

 

Taking a deep breath

This past Tuesday evening, while perusing Apple News on my iPad, I stumbled upon a hyperventilating announcer ranting about President Trump and his dealings with CNN interviewer, Jim Acosta. I listened to about ten words…

Elder musings

I recently read an article in the local newspaper regarding a retired, 75-year-old man who had become so deeply in debt that he felt he had no alternative but to rob a bank. He wasn’t…

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