My brother Robbie was an aficionado of cigars, pens, chocolate, and many other good things. As an attorney, he had very few bad days but when one would occasionally happen, he had a saying: “On a good day, you have a little chocolate. On a bad day, you have a lot of chocolate.” I have […]
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One of my favorite sayings is, “No one ever complained that something was too easy to read.” It’s a continual reminder for me when I’m writing for business, or personally, to keep things as simple as possible, not to use big words when small words would do because I want to make sure that the […]
Once I was walking on the boardwalk in a quiet beach community, and there were a couple people on the boards – one being an old grizzled guy, on an old grizzled bike, kind of riding back and forth, occasionally saying hello to somebody. I stopped by a pole to stretch my leg, and must […]
When I was in high school, I was very happy to get into an Honors English class, and very unhappy when I got the first draft of my first paper back, and the teacher had written on it, “You have some good ideas here. Now, deep six this and start over.” I didn’t know what […]