Category: Featured Thought

Easy vs. Hard

“Easy writing results in hard reading” is a quote I saw attributed to Ernest Hemingway. However, upon a little investigation, it’s also attributed to several others, including Lord Byron, Samuel Johnson, Maya Angelou, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and others. QuoteInvestigator indicates it…

Grammar Stickler?

I recently took the “Grammar Stickler” quiz presented by the Chicago Manual of Style and landed right between “Coiled spring, ready to respond and rebound” and “unbending as steel.” There are times when I’ll bend grammar rules in favor of…

Proofreading?

Maybe proofreading isn’t that important after all. However, whether or not you can read this, a polished presentation (sans typos and errors) is critical for any business.

Have an attitude of gratitude

Nothing causes us to focus on our blessings quite like the fourth Thursday in November. Adopt an attitude of gratitude every day and you’ll find it serves you well. “Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the…

A Lesson in Antonyms

If the opposite of pro is con, logic dictates that the opposite of progress is Congress. Recent events support the logic. Mark you calendars. We’ll be right back in this same mess in January. I’m not naive enough to believe…

Under the weather

Having been “under the weather” for several weeks, it made me wonder about why we use that phrase as an idiom for illness. A bit of Internet research uncovers two origins. The first from boat travel: When sailors felt seasick,…