When Henry David Thoreau wrote about living in a cabin by Walden Pond, he titled his first chapter "Economy." He wanted to explain the economy of reducing life to its bare essentials, of living simply so that he might live richly.
Updated: April 17, 2011, - 03:03 PM
Why don't all those people moving to this country learn how to speak English? I mean, if they're going to live here, they ought to learn our language, right?
Updated: March 28, 2011, - 12:13 AM
Word arrangement is a powerful technique of composition, yet few writers are taught its importance.
Updated: March 13, 2011, - 01:30 PM
There's a hidden art to writing.
Updated: February 28, 2011, - 04:07 PM
I don't have writer's block; I have deadlines.
Updated: February 09, 2011, - 03:55 PM
"Happy holidays," my daughter's professor wrote to her over break. "Here are your assignments for next term."
Updated: January 02, 2011, - 02:45 PM
For this year's holiday puzzle, I'd like to take you back to Principle 17.
Updated: December 26, 2010, - 05:34 PM
I have a tough job. Imagine trying to help people improve their writing in a half-day seminar. How do you have an impact in so little time?
Updated: December 05, 2010, - 07:49 PM
Many people agree that a functioning democracy depends on compromise, but their passionate commitment to their beliefs makes compromise difficult.How do we find common ground in such a win-lose environment?
Updated: November 29, 2010, - 10:07 AM