Long Time, No Read

Has it really been almost 2 years? What have I been up to?
Well, not travelling (that much). The fall of 2014 brought a new adventure—condo ownership. And condo ownership demanded a moratorium on travel as I replenished the coffers.

“You keep using that word…”: The Princess Bride and Effective Word Choice

Making An Ass Out of U and Me

I recently finished a project in which I had to follow my own advice. The author had reversed the use of presume and assume in the same paragraph. It didn’t sound right to me, but I couldn’t put my finger on why it wasn’t right, so I looked it up!

My Writing Process: A Blog Hop

“Writing process” is such a loaded term. It conjures up the many recipes for rhetorical success that writing instructors and other educators shove down students’ throats. I’ve done it to students myself, knowing full well that while enumerated writing processes are based on proven methods, there’s far more art than science when it comes to crafting good rhetoric, even for a technician like me. And no recipe can replace the easy magic that comes with practice, practice, practice.

Disney World: Visiting the Happiest Place on Earth Without Losing Your Mind

If you haven’t been to Walt Disney World for a while, you may be surprised by the experience. New technologies and packages are making a trip to Fantasyland more bearable for exhausted parents. Here are some sure-fire ways to make the most of the trip for everyone.

The Hidden Costs of Budget Travel

Everyone knows that travelling in Southeast Asia is cheap. But, budget backpacking in the region is such a cliché that it has become far too easy for bloggers to oversell the point.