Category: Opinion

Tiffany ring or Tiffany-style ring?

Published by on August 16, 2017
Categories: Editing Opinion

Tiffany ring or Tiffany-style ring? Yes, there is a difference, as Costco Membership Warehouse Club found out when they lost in court to Tiffany & Co., the jeweler made famous for inventing the four-prong setting showcasing jeweled stones. It seems the signage in the Costco stores did not use the phrase Tiffany-style rings to describe […]

NETFLIX: I am so sorry I ignored your star rating

Published by on October 1, 2016
Categories: Opinion

Dear Netflix, From henceforward I promise never to watch any movie with a two-or-less star rating on Netflix.     The movie description said “A married man hears about the disappearance of his college lover.” Mystery! Yay. I love mysteries. Which will it be? She’s kidnapped and the police are asking for any information from the […]

Rainbow in a Lemon Fizz Can

Published by on September 9, 2016
Categories: Books Opinion

I first met Charles Olaf Johnson, or Chuck as friends call him, at my writing critique group run by Jedwin Smith. Chuck was in his mid-seventies, but that didn’t stop him from flirting. I remember thinking, “Dang, Chuck, if you were younger…holy cow, I would be in trouble.” And he knew I was thinking that. Chuck was awesomely […]

The new passive-aggressive: Grateful and humbled

Published by on September 1, 2016
Categories: Opinion

I once knew a dynamic speaker who, just before he’d exit the stage, would insist that nobody clap for him. Instead, he’d say, spend the next two minutes in silence thinking about what I’ve said. After all, he’d continue, this vital and crucial information isn’t meant to bring honor and glory to me. No, no, […]