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Few and Plain Is Best

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Some writing advice from John Ruskin (1819-1900).  Ruskin was a writer and artist, but is best known as an art critic during the Victorian Era. His words here are both wise and pithy. “Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them and in the plainest possible words or …

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In Memoriam: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley

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When I was a kid, my grandmother used to remind us of the superstition that “bad news always comes in …

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Merlin on Learning

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If you have not read T.H. White’s The Once and Future King, drop whatever you are reading immediately and get …

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Why We, Like, Say “Like” All the Time

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Have you noticed that hardly anyone these days can complete a sentence without using the word like? Some years ago, …

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Halloween Candy and Sticky Writing

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Good writing should be sticky. Sticky ideas, like popular urban legends, share characteristics and the book, Made to Stick, explains.

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