Category Archives: advice and tips

The Opposite Of Grammar – Addendum, Being Composed Of, But Most Definitely Not Comprising All Complaints On The Topic

Have you noticed that almost nobody uses the word comprise and its various forms (comprised, comprising) correctly? Just this morning, in Supposedly Professional Print Media, I noticed a writer using comprised as a synonym for composed, which it is not. Both are used to describe the … Continue reading

Posted in advice and tips, Opinion, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The Opposite of Grammar – My Idiomatic Idiosyncracies

I’m not a Grammar Nazi. Nor am I on the Spelling S.W.A.T. team. And I am most especially not the Punctuation Police. I wouldn’t have any moral high ground to stand on if I was any of those. Which you already know if … Continue reading

Posted in advice and tips, Opinion, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

No matter where you go, there you are

“No matter where you go, there you are.” This quote, which I’ve frequently used as a tag line on emails, is part of a line from one of my favorite movies, The Adventures of Buckroo Banzai Across the Eight Dimension! The title … Continue reading

Posted in advice and tips, quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Pride cometh before a fall. Or before the loss of what you just wrote that you thought was so amazing you couldn’t believe you wrote it.

And it’s just gone so nobody else will ever believe it, either. Ya know, that oughta learn ya something. But will it?

Posted in advice and tips, Personal | Tagged | 1 Comment

Shake it up baby, yeah

Twist and shout, coz I’m gonna shake things up a bit. Or at least talk about things you should be shaking on a regular basis, and for your own good, doggone it. Now, pay attention: Martinis I’m taking James Bond‘s … Continue reading

Posted in advice and tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments