The week gone by — Jan. 3*

*And maybe some more, since last week was a bit slow and I didn’t do an actual recap the week before. My blog, my rules.

In news that should be as shocking as Tuesday following Monday, the top term on Lake Superior State’s 2021 list of banished words — complied since 1976 “to uphold, protect, and support excellence in language by encouraging avoidance of words and terms that are overworked, redundant, oxymoronic, clichéd, illogical, nonsensical—and otherwise ineffective, baffling, or irritating” — is “COVID-19” or any version of the word.

And like Wednesday follows Tuesday, the second word is “social distancing.”

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One big hope for 2021

I don’t like to brag. My philosophy is “Those who are, don’t have to tell you.”

It’s why my least-favorite question in any job interview is “What is your greatest weakness?” It’s hard enough for me to say how awesome I am without then having to say how I suck, even though I know the point is to talk about how I’m trying to overcome it.

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