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  • The trouble with “it”   “It” is as pernicious to the English sentence as “this”. “this is the reason why” should be “the reason why…” The...

  • Passive Writing The passive voice confines actions lively and emphatic in life to tame expressions in writing. We should avoid the following  passive voice gremlins: “there is”, “could be”, “would be”, “there were”, “the reason he”,...

  • Writing Tutorial – Keys to Give Power to your Writing The problem of WRONG VERBS, and HIDDEN VERBS   Many people do not realize that verbs are the slingshots of IDEAS. Wrong verbs can KILL enthusiasm...

  • Developing the ideas that shape good writing skills The first in a series of tutorials on writing – FORMING GOOD IDEAS FOR WRITING My greatest challenge in the linguistic-culture transition from French to English was coming...

  • I recently reviewed William Strunk jr., and E. B. White’s ‘little’ book (95 pages) titled: Elements of Style, and penned words of its effect on me: All my ailments here laid bare my prose exposed nought to...

  • Review of the film “Looper” – Director: Rian Johnson The year is 2074, and 2044? Why thirty years? There was nothing to warn us that this film was actually a sociological marvel. We walked in with...

  • This book provides answers to numerous provocative questions: Why do major systems fail within a society? Why does a national economy implode? Why do students cheat en masse, athletic teams take performance-enhancing drugs, and corporate CEOs...

  •   Excerpt for the day – 16th August 2011 Page 8 We remember Abraham saw the Lord, and then believed (Genesis 15)! It is Christ Jesus himself who enables us to believe! It is clear from...