Talk About Breaking Molds: Dylan Gets Nobel Prize in Literature

Did you know just one generation ago, it was socially and culturally accepted to live our lives on other people’s terms? If Mike was still alive (remember, this blog is dedicated to him), I would have called him on my way home from work the day I found out Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Dylan is one of those greats in music … Continue reading Talk About Breaking Molds: Dylan Gets Nobel Prize in Literature

A Book Review: Don’t Ever Leave, Lisbeth

There’s something really sexy and badass about a little wispy woman who can pack a punch and hack into the most difficult of firewalls. I realize that last part probably sounded super juvenile because I don’t really know any hacker lingo, but still, Lisbeth Salander was definitely a fun heroine to follow in the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. So of course I was excited … Continue reading A Book Review: Don’t Ever Leave, Lisbeth

On King Writing: A Review of Sorts

Recently, I made a personal goal to read one book a month. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but it’s been a long time since I’ve read for pleasure. Why? Blame it on being traumatized studying literature in grad school or trying to stay inspired in business, or even in my small self-help phase. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King … Continue reading On King Writing: A Review of Sorts

Calling all Semicolon Haters

Whether you hate semicolons (like me!) or love them, there’s some recent discussion online about the use of semicolons today. And, whether you like it or not, writing does change each generation. Rules are there to be broken and bent until a new rule develops. Remember how much I hate the statement: because that’s what we’ve always done? So I’ve been thinking about reworking semicolons … Continue reading Calling all Semicolon Haters