8 ways blogging is like bicycling

Bicycling is my favorite summer exercise. The more I bike, the more I’m struck by the similarities between bicycling and blogging. 1. It gets easier with practice Falling off and skinning my knees when I learned to ride a two-wheeler was no fun. But after awhile, I stopped falling and I covered every mile with […]


“Within” vs. “in”

You can usually replace “within” with “in” to streamline your writing. “The change almost always improves a sentence,” as Bruce Ross-Larson says in Edit Yourself: A manual for everyone who works with words. However, there are exceptions. For example, as Michael Strumpf and Auriel Douglas say in The Grammar Bible: An event that will take […]