A group of Oxford researchers have compiled a list of the top 10 most irritating expressions in the English language. The researchers kept track of "overused buzzwords" found in current books and media outlets. Take a look. Do you agree?
Award winning journalist, Mike Kelly, of The Record in New Jersey hopes readers remember that war is personal and changes lives. He's following the Foxtrot Company, recently deployed to Iraq, as well as their families in New Jersey.
I recently interviewed Mike for an upcoming magazine piece and truly admire his passion for finding the heart of those he writes about.
The Olympics exist as a tremendous example of global cooperation. I'm working on a magazine piece about Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, who has written extensively about his ideas and efforts to eradicate poverty. His Millennium Promise project is on the cusp of this achievable goal.
National Public Radio is probably the only place where you'll hear the following, one after the other:
Frank Sinatra singing, "The Best is Yet to Come" Joe Jackson blasting out "Hot Time, Summer in the City" The gorgeous opening song (half Italian/half English) from Tony Award musical, A LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
Persepholis is a must see. An animated "comic novel" about a girl growing up during the civil war in Iran. Beautiful animation and strong story. Political, personal, charming, touching, humorous, and thought-provoking.