• : hey, yoohoo, hi-diddly-ho :

    Welcome to Thesaurus Day 2020, my fellow pleonastics (users of more words than necessary to express meaning). We come together today to honor the book that is every writer’s…

  • : I got greedy :

    I did. Success went right straight to my head; I was drunk on power and competence. It was both life enhancing and unfamiliar. You see, I’ve tilted at more than my share of…

  • : the annual fall panic :

    Is there a name for the extreme fear of being cold? Yes, it’s called frigophobia and is a condition from which I suffer. I assure you, suffer is the appropriate word, as…

    : stepping up :

    Not in terms of personal betterment, mind you, but in terms of accepting responsibility. You see, I’m exchanging the freedom and independence of my automobile for…