Opinion / Portfolio

Words, words, words: An ode to the beauty of the English language from a lifelong linguaphile

Mark Twain once said, “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.” I couldn’t agree more. Words matter to me. I love the sounds, their endless varieties, the connotations, the richness, the fun. I love that words constantly evolve. Continue reading

Opinion / Portfolio

Comedy rally a worthy effort to calm down political rhetoric

Article originally appeared in The Sacramento Bee.  Jon Stewart may have forever changed the famous Teddy Roosevelt line. From now on, it may be, “Speak softly and carry a big shtick.” While Stewart is obviously liberal, he did a great job of using jokes and sketches at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington, … Continue reading