“Believe” is a crutch people adopt in a misguided attempt to convey feeling or conviction. They also tend to use “think” or “feel” toward the same end. In most cases, those too should be excised.Read More
I’m obsessed with helping people. I’m not a doctor, therapist, convenience store clerk, park ranger, or general contractor, however – so I can’t help you with your foot fungus, daddy issues, lotto habit, insatiable botanical curiosity, or basement renovation. What I am is a writer, editor, and natural-born teacher with a tremendous work ethic and an innate desire to help the world be as lovely and humane a place as possible. So my blog is focused on sharing small lessons I’ve learned: small ways to be a better writer, a better worker, and a better human.
Admit it. You abhor receiving work emails that waste your time. If you need to spend more than 15 seconds figuring out exactly what the sender wants from you, that’s already 5 seconds too many.Read More