“My life needs editing.”
– Mort Sahl, Canadian-born American comedian and actor
“Love a good metaphor off the top.”
I had just shared the original draft of a newspaper article I’d been working on with a group of fellow writers. Someone asked me when the article would be appearing in the local paper. I said never – at least, not the version I had just shared. I reached into my shirt pocket.
“This is an email from my editor,” I explained. “I’d like to share it with you.”
“You work with an editor?” someone asked. “I’m sure he has high praise for you.”
I chuckled. My...
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