Know Your Audience

Mere Mortals and Mortality Data

Many, many moons ago when I was a dating girl, I discovered that there were basically two categories of bad dates. There was the date that I hoped might lead to something more, but that ended with “I’m not ready … Continue reading

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Have a “Good One” What?

So, here is what is bugging me today…inexact speech and ambiguous directives. Precisely what do people mean when they tell me to “have a good one?” Do they mean that I should have a good… Life? Day? Colonoscopy? Long walk … Continue reading

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I Want it All and I Want it Now!

In our “on demand” society where the mantra “I want it ALL and I want it NOW” is commonplace, I say — it is time to step back and think. Don’t run that nebulous query, don’t publish that ill-defined report. … Continue reading

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