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3 Wordsmith openings available

I introduced my Wordsmith program in April of 2021 to help people communicate well in print or online. Memberships are limited to a small number of clients, ensuring quick turnaround and...

Effective PowerPoints Workshop

He noticed on his own, enough to say something. CID's results are self-evident.  "Death by PowerPoint" is avoidable. More information here about the Creating Effective PowerPoints workshop I'm...

I am* working.

It starts while we're in school, I think.  Though I wasn't a troubled student (well, 7th grade math was a bomb) we pick up the expectation along the way that to look industrious –busy– is a good...

Common Sense Day – Nov 4

November 4th - Common Sense Day, sometimes referred to as Use Your Common Sense Day. I looked up the definition of Common Sense this morning on Word Hippo and cringed to see:       Noun...

Tips for a Young Author

A young author recently asked what tips I might have for him as he takes aim on his future with writing playing a significant role in his plans.  Here's what I told him:    Thanks for asking...

NCFCA Speech Judge 2021 Finals

Whenever I can, I agree to work with students competing in NCFCA speech competition (there's a debate wing but I'd rather they win, so I steer clear). This year I agreed to serve as a judge for...

They’re Part of the Race

Given the choice between rough and easy, I'll nearly always choose easy.  That's one reason you'll not find me at obstacle courses on the weekends.  I prefer smooth, level, and predictable, driven...

New program: “Wordsmith”

Let me guess. Your pharmacist doesn't work for you full time. Am I right? Me either. She's excellent. I'm not looking for anyone else. How about your mechanic? I could never afford him full-time....

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