Some things are either right or wrong. There's no middle ground. But when you're trying to influence someone's thinking, it's not a black and white world. There are many shades of gray.
Updated: September 04, 2011, - 03:19 PM
Have you ever begun something without knowing how you were going to finish it? Many writers begin sentences that way.
Updated: August 28, 2011, - 11:22 AM
So they got the job done in Washington -- but only after frightening the American people and undermining world confidence in the U.S. economy.
Updated: August 07, 2011, - 02:51 PM
My daughter was visiting home, sitting with me on our back porch, when she looked up from her laptop.
Updated: July 31, 2011, - 02:24 PM
Once upon a time a young person started a new job. On her 1st/first day of work she realized she would have to put some of her thoughts into writing. By the end of her 4th/fourth day, she was sending fifty/50 e-mail messages a day.
Updated: July 18, 2011, - 04:28 PM
Louis writes: "I have a friend whose parents are both professors. Naturally, I address them collectively as 'The Professors Smith,' but if I am standing in front of both of them and I would like to verbally address Mr. Smith, how should I do so in a way that respects his title as a professor (not Mr. Smith), does not create ambiguity with his wife (not Professor Smith) and is not long-winded (certainly not Mr. Professor Smith!)? This has been bothering me for quite some time."
Updated: July 03, 2011, - 04:14 PM
Dan Swenson-Klatt of Butter Bakery Café in south Minneapolis has taken the art of the customer newsletter to a new level.
Updated: June 24, 2011, - 02:28 PM
In "The Lost Art of Reading," David Ulin reflects on a disturbing trend. Many people -- even people like him who love reading -- are having trouble taking time to read.
Updated: June 05, 2011, - 02:24 PM
John (aka Bulwer-Lytton) writes:
Updated: May 22, 2011, - 04:48 PM