To mark Bruce Springsteen wrapping up his summer tour and his autobiography, perhaps it is appropriate to look at a side of Springsteen that doesn't get enough attention -- Springsteen the wordsmith. Continue reading...
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On August 3, 2016, CNN held a Libertarian Town Hall where that party's presidential candidate and his running mate tried to explain their positions, answer questions from the audience and appear to be a person one could cast a vote for. Continue reading...
The 2016 Summer Olympics will begin this August. Learning some of the lingo of these sports can let you into the athlete's world just a little bit, even if you have terrible balance or can barely tread water. Continue reading...
The 2016 Democratic National Convention was a stark contrast to the Republican Convention the week before. Here is an exploration of some of the more playful and interesting word choices. Continue reading...
National party conventions are really about two things: painting the candidate you are supporting in the best possible light, and engaging in attacks on the opposition. Continue reading...
The fourth of July holiday is approaching fast and besides fireworks and barbecues, one way to celebrate is to take another look at the language of the document we honor on that day: The Declaration of Independence. Continue reading...
When a graduating class sits down to listen to its graduation speaker, graduates are looking for more than everyday advice. After all, the speaker is very accomplished in their field, possibly famous, and they've been out in the real world and conquered it. What the audience is looking for, and what the speaker is trying to deliver, is a few nuggets of wisdom that will break through the noise of the the day and stay with the graduate forever. Learn this list of sixteen words that help advance the three common themes that emerged among the graduation speeches of 2016: freedom, success and failure. Continue reading...
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