Archive for the 'Complaints' Category

Eliminate “Utilization”, etc.

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

One of my favorite grammar books is Mightier than the Sword by C. Edward Good. I can’t remember how I found it, but I’ve had it for a long time. The author recommends using clear, concise language to communicate plainly. As an example, he says we can completely eliminate the words “utilize” and “utilization”, using [...]

108F in La Mirada

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

Today was really hot. Around 2:00pm, our thermometer in the back yard registered 108° Fahrenheit (42° Celsius). Our inside thermometer measured above 104°F (40°C). In the back yard In the living room

Why are they mad at us?

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Yesterday, I read this new story: From This Associated Press Story: A suicide attacker detonated a bomb near the home of a prominent Pakistani Shia Muslim cleric in Karachi yesterday, killing the cleric and two other people, police said. The death of Allama Hassan Turabi is likely to raise tensions in Karachi, which is often [...]