Pleonasms – 1

By Stephen R Madden / April 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

What are pleonasms? They are redundant redundancies! A pleonasm, as defined by, is “the use of more words than necessary to express an idea.” Such as “redundant redundancies.” They are difficult to spot because of habits we have formed in our speech patterns, particularly when we believe using more words (adjectives in particular) provides clarity…

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My Thoughts on Book 1

By Stephen R Madden / June 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

Well it has taken a very long time, a lot of growth and learning, and seemingly the patience of Job to finally have this book ready for the public. My first thought:  WHEW! It took a long time to get here.  Those who have said publishing a book is a ton of work had it…

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Email is Dangerous!

By Stephen R Madden / December 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

Most people write email.  This is probably the main form of professional communication. Typically we write whatever comes to mind and send it.  After all, we have to communicate with others, so no problem.  Right? But email is dangerous! Why? Because people make judgments about you based on your email communications.  It is possible to…

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