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Why not give me a call?

I’m certain most people in my profession would never admit to this… But I am because I can’t stand it any more. The unpalatable truth hiding in plain sight. Okay, deep breath. The truth is… I can’t write! My modifiers are often left dangling, I end sentences with conjunctions and I am a passive voice […]

Some Sharp Advice From A Medieval Assassin

Borgia

Micheletto Corella was a ‘condottiero’, an assassin, and loyal subject of Cesare Borgia of Borgia family fame; the Italian Renaissance family with a scandalous reputation. In fact, Cesare Borgia himself was the inspiration for The Prince by Machiavelli. But that’s another story for another time. Anyway, during sword training one day with Cesare (in preparation […]

6 Brilliant and Surprising Groucho Marx Quotes

Grouch Dog

I’ve been missing my ex constantly… but my aim is getting better. 😄🎯 Did you know there is a word for sayings with an unexpected or surprise twist? The word in question is ‘paraprosdokian’, and it comes from the Greek words; para (beyond) and prosdokia (expectation). As a bit of fun for this week’s #WordsmithWednesday, […]

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