Celebrating Martin Luther King

This is a slightly revised version of a column I wrote several years ago that was published in the Ventura County Star. I think it’s worthy of revisiting this MLK weekend. For many years, I considered Martin Luther King, Jr., to be a hero–for somebody else. Yes, I admired him and what he did, and […]

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Your Words Matter

Your Words Matter: I chose this phrase for my home page of this website because I thought it conveyed the essence of my work. At the time, I was thinking about finding just the right words for books and articles, ads and brochures, resumes and application letters. But today I keep thinking about that phrase–your […]

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My World of Words

I’ve been looking for a forum to offer up my wisdom on writing and editing for a long time. Now that I have one, I’m not quite sure where to start. So I guess I’ll try beginning at the beginning—or close to it. My mother tells me that long before I could read my favorite […]

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