I’ve Got to Run Off to a Termite Inspection

Don't be fooled; those stairs are infested with termites.When I told my friend, Kaarina Dillabough, I had to run off to a termite inspection, I meant it. I was running off to a termite inspection. She may have known I was being truthful, but she followed my comment with one of her own: “‘I’ve got to run off to a termite inspection’ would be a great title for a blog post.” I verified that she meant her words and, without further ado, accepted her challenge.

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Effecting Change in Corporate Communications

Bravery is a prerequisite in this line of work.When I first started to realize what I wanted to accomplish with Write Right, I became overwhelmed. I realized I was dealing with a mode of thinking, a culture, regarding communication. I didn’t know how or if I could change it. I’m one person.

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This is Sparta: Inspiration, Creativity, and the Writing Life

This is Sparta. Watch your step.One of the most memorable scenes in 300 occurs when King Leonidas yells, “This is Sparta!” He then promptly kicks the Persian messenger down a cavernous well. Chaos ensues; the Spartans kill the remaining Persian messengers. The scene seems somewhat illogical unless one is a Spartan (Shouldn’t the Spartans have allowed one of the messengers to survive?), but the sentiment of the king’s cry and act is all too familiar.*

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