How to Give Good Compliment: Turning Nice Thoughts into Nice Words

I have a co-worker who’s brilliant at giving compliments. She has a way of packing extra helpings of nice into every positive comment she makes. She once said to me, “Your hair looks especially great today!” Especially great. Not only is it a compliment for the hair on that particular day, but the implication is that, in order for hair to be especially great, it has to be great to start with, so it’s really a compliment for the hair every day! Read More How to Give Good Compliment: Turning Nice Thoughts into Nice Words

Grammar is Cool: Avoiding The Mistakes You Forgot Existed

Writing well is a little bit imagination, a little bit talent and a lot of remembering how to put a sting of the correct words together in the correct order.  English is a particularly tricky language, we have exceptions to every rule, we can spell the same sound eight different ways, and we can’t agree on the best way to teach people how to read, write and speak with it effectively for more than five or so years in a row. Read More Grammar is Cool: Avoiding The Mistakes You Forgot Existed