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  • Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs. (Jack Lynch)    
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  • Language is an art, like brewing or baking. (Charles Darwin)    
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  • No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft. (H. G. Wells)    
  • Western Europe owes its civilization to translators. (Kelly Louis)    
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  • We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has. (Deborah Tannen)    

vacation works for me

cape verde pic sbtextHad a lovely time during my Cape Verde vacation. So much so that I wrote an article about it for Yacht Vision Magazine. During my trip I visited the isles of Sante Antao and Sao Vicente. These are lovely places to go hiking, but there are some great sailing waters out there too! Writing this article brought on two great challenges.

The article had a 1600 words maximum and I could write a book about the place and in addition to this I had about a gazillion pictures that I had to choose from. Writing means killing your darlings. Apparently, the same thing goes for choosing your pics.