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What’s the difference between grammar, punctuation, and mechanics?

The title of today’s post is actually one of my blog’s categories, shown at the lower right-hand side of the screen.  Someone was wondering about the difference, so I thought I’d explain.  What follows here is not dictionary-type definitions, but rather my own … Continue reading

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Creativity, “Mr. Patent,” Keith Richards, and me

Following up on yesterday’s post on “Creativity and the importance of routine,” here is a link to a Fast Company article I recall reading ten years ago.  Titled “Mr. Patent,” it profiles Marvin Johnson, a research fellow at Phillips Petroleum … Continue reading

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