Spring forward, ho! I’m using ho in the attention-getting sense, dear reader. This weekend we rolled the clocks back, and I finally carved out a few minutes to curate The Skim. As always, The Skim is a curated weekly round-up of links, podcasts, videos, and/or books.
If you ever want to buy me a gift, hint hint. I love diagramming sentences, and this poster makes me giddy.
David Ogilvy on writing. Best tip: “Never use jargon words like reconceptualize, demassification, attitudinally, judgmentally. They are hallmarks of a pretentious ass.” Duly noted. Hat tip to Brain Pickings for reposting this.
Esther? Vashti? Ruth? Mary Magadelene? Which Biblical heroine are you? BuzzFeed never disappoints. (Somehow, I got Mary, mother of Jesus. I need to go do a few Hail Marys for that.)
Jill Scott covers Aretha Franklin’s Rock Steady at the White House. Jesus wept and those tears annointed her vocal chords. Amen.