Blast those pesky words of the year

As an achievement-driven checklist junkie, I’ve long since punted on making New Year’s resolutions. These unnervingly eager declarations are a death trap for those of us planners who’re strong on the start-up and weak on the follow-through. January gets me bursting with fresh ideas and gleaming ideals, then by March I’ve melted into a puddleContinue reading “Blast those pesky words of the year”

Don’t shame me for not loving ‘Gilmore Girls’

I have a confession to make. I’m not talking about a “Yea, whatever, we’ve all done it” type of sham confession, like “I’ve sworn in front of my kids,” or, “I can eat a full bag of chocolate chips in one sitting.” Oh no, this is far more image-shattering. I could potentially lose half ofContinue reading “Don’t shame me for not loving ‘Gilmore Girls’”

Cyberslang rant #1

While the Internet has been great for enabling communication, aggregating information, and allowing us to self-diagnose a variety of ailments via Dr. Google, it has severely corrupted the English language. Influenced by texting chatspeak and the one-liner-rama known as Twitter, our everyday speech now contains jargon that violates all kinds of grammatical rules, flaunting syntacticContinue reading “Cyberslang rant #1”

How my blog was almost called ‘My A Cup Runneth Over’

Lemme tell you about this brilliant intro I wrote for the post that I had planned to publish when rolling out my new blog name. It was distinctively captivating, inspired and innovative, bursting with terrible puns suggestive of Top Chef writers with Tourette’s. I had planned to publish Heart to Pen: The inside story, butContinue reading “How my blog was almost called ‘My A Cup Runneth Over’”