Elevator Speech: Scripted Commercial or Simple Conversation?

When it comes to creating your message, I’m all for scribbling-out your thoughts. It’s the only way to really see what you’re thinking. Letting questions rattle around in your head and then emptying every possible response onto paper can be enlightening, and lead you to a “Wow, is that what I do?” moment. The problems […]

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OMG, where did all the words go?

As a Wordsmith, I’ve always had a bit of an issue with text-messaging.  In fact, I consider texting a crime against language, and a major contributor to the rapid decline in young people’s ability to communicate effectively. As a parent, though, I’ll admit I have found some value in texting.  I can send my kids […]

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No excuses. Just amazing!

I was flattered this past week when a parent at a track meet told me how much she enjoyed the columns I used to write.  I know what you’re thinking…she was just being polite.  After all it’s been years since I’ve written anything for the paper.  Then she cited her “favorite” column.  Oh my gosh, […]

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