Write With Personality

Write With Personality

We finally seem to be waking up to the fact that our writing skills are going the way of empiricism, common sense, and critical thinking. As a result, there seems to be a spate of how-to missives purporting to impart some magic formula or other, guaranteed to make our...
Toe the Whine

Toe the Whine

It may have escaped your notice, as it did mine, that May 25 was (is) National Wine Day. Just what we need. Learning of National Wine Day made me realize we’ve reached the point in our cultural history at which we should seriously consider adding another...
Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass

My wife and I live in a very small community (21 homes). The community is governed (to our unending chagrin) by a homeowners association. My wife (God bless her) is president of the association. As such, she routinely receives all manner of crank communications from...
Peeling Harvard Business Review’s Onion

Peeling Harvard Business Review’s Onion

I harbor a nagging suspicion that Harvard Business Review (HBR) is secretly buying its content from The Onion. I think so for myriad reasons, many of which have inspired posts in this very blog. But one of HBR’s recent missives seems intended to remove all...