Five cool ways to make a difference and have fun doing it

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has helped bring social activism to light and show that you can have fun and promote really great causes. If you’re looking for something more engaged than just dumping ice on your head here are some ideas for fun ways to help people. Helping people can’t always be fun and … More Five cool ways to make a difference and have fun doing it

Defending passive voice

I remember the lesson about passive voice from my first journalism class very clearly, and not just because my professor threw something at me to prove a point. Avoiding passive voice has been firmly cemented in my mind. At the Writing Center I worked at, I often found myself struggling with a future scientist trying … More Defending passive voice

On excitedly meeting authors (but not stalking them because that is bad)

What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though. ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye Have you … More On excitedly meeting authors (but not stalking them because that is bad)