Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Redundant Expressions

From Professional Secretary’s Handbook

Redundancy – needless repetition of words and ideas – is one of the principal obstacles to writing clear, precise prose. The following list gives some common redundant expressions. The elements that are italicized in the phrases should be deleted.

old antique

ascend upward

assemble upward

capitol building

fellow colleague

consensus of opinion

habitual custom

doctorate degree

passing fad

free gift

past history

continue to persist

advance planning

individual person

new recruit

temporary reprieve

shuttle back and forth

completely unanimous

from whence

visible to the eye

My colleague, Lois has this book at her desk. It’s very interesting. I don’t know what to make of the fact that I find it very interesting. I like my job.

Monday, December 8, 2008

A Goodreads Review

The Man Who Was Thursday, Large-Print Edition The Man Who Was Thursday, Large-Print Edition by G.K. Chesterton

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
Very very good! Clever and wild and enrapturing. I stayed up way too late to finish this book. I will point out that it might be helpful to read the title page and the full title before or as you read the book. Chesterton pointed this out to me in an excerpt from an article he wrote that was printed at the end of the copy I was reading. Dan and I enjoyed reading part of this aloud to each other on the train to Chicago at Thanksgiving.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I know we have been not so good at blogging. Here are a few pics from a couple of weeks ago when I first made successful bread! I went to my friend Virginia's house, who did all the steps with me except baking it in the oven. I have made a few more batches since then, including some for Thanksgiving.



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