Notes from the Post-it Wall | Week of June 23, 2019

Notes from the Post-it Wall | Week of June 23, 2019

By David Himmel

• Phrases like “not to mention” and “ who needs no introduction” written or said leading into an introduction are completely false statements and make no sense in any context they’re used. They should be removed from our language patterns completely. It goes without saying that these phrases and others should not be used ever again.

• Living with a teething toddler, a puppy recovering from her spay surgery, and a wife recovering from getting married makes for a true house of pain.

• I wouldn’t mind working in a boatyard. I’d get to work with my hands all die and get cranked up on varnish and fiberglass daily.

• My life made a pivotal change twenty years ago this summer. I could feel the shift happening at the time. I’d love to feel that kind of thing again.

• It’s in everyone’s best interest if we all do our best to write in the active voice. But do not ever mistake that for the combative voice.

• I’d rather walk on literal broken glass than the figurative stuff.

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