Wandering through the Thesaurus recently (as one does), I came across persnickety. What a fun word, rolling off my tongue so delightfully. My mind presented me with the image of a little animal scuttling around, sniffing out that pesky misused apostrophe, tossing out unnecessary commas, tweaking passive sentences ... When my daughter objected to the … Continue reading Persnickety


Setting my teeth on edge!

Literally having my teeth set on edge was much more painful than I suspected the metaphor implies. So it was time for me to explore the origins of some everyday sayings. I'm anticipating a new richness to my writing as I think about them - do you want to go on that adventure too?