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Mark Twain once gave the following advice to writers: Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. American novelist and columnist Florence King was … Continue reading
“To escape criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” — Elbert Hubbard
Yesterday, 10 January 2017, President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech in Chicago. It is the end of an era. Obama brought intelligence, dignity and character to the White House. As the first black President, Obama broke a barrier that seemed impenetrable … Continue reading
I want to wish all readers Happy New Year. I hope that 2017 is a happy, healthy and successful one for you and for those whom you hold dear. If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you might … Continue reading
“Don’t use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do.” — Mark Twain