Practice makes perfect

After I wrote Friday’s post about the magic number, I really did crack open the French book. I did a few grammar exercises over lunch, and I did a few more last night in an exhausted stupor before I went to bed. On my bike ride yesterday, I passed the time...

The magic number

Awhile back, I read an article about a man who decided to become a professional golfer. He quit his job and went all out to achieve his goal. While that sounds admirable, a story like that isn’t completely without precedent.┬áJust another feel-good human interest...

Apostrophe fouls

Just because you see an s doesn’t mean you should stick an apostrophe in front of it. I don’t know what’s going on, but in the past few years, I’ve noticed more and more people using apostrophes when they want to make a word plural. How this...

Pleased to meet you

Introductions can be awkward. It seems that people often don’t know how to do them anymore, or they’re afraid to mess them up so they don’t even start. There’s always a moment where people stare at each other briefly in embarrassment, no one...

Let me give you my card

Every day I am reminded in one way or another how much the little things count–even how someone handles a business card. This may seem a bit esoteric, but bear with me. It’s the kind of thing that people rarely notice when it’s handled well, but that...