Wordrake is Great Editing Software

Last week I wrote about PerfectIt, which is proofreading software. Today’s topic is Wordrake. Wordrake is editing software. Like PerfectIt, Wordrake is a Word ad-in that launches from the top ribbon in Word. There is also a version for emails that I have not tried. The Wordrake homepage contains a good 30 second video demo […]

In about face, Mississippi uses the landmark marriage ruling to defend its state flag

Ashton Pittman

In 2015, Mississippi said marriage was not a fundamental right. Now, the state seems to agree that it is. //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In a stunning about face, the state of Mississippi is using the landmark 2015 ruling that legalized marriage for gay couples nationwide to argue in defense of its state flag. […]

A Man’s #MeToo: The Night I Realized Women Are Afraid of Me, Too

One night on campus, I realized that women weren’t just afraid of the “creepy” guys //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I’ve watched countless women share their #MeToo stories over the past two weeks. Well, as a 28-year-old man who is 6 feet tall, I have a #MeToo to share, too. But it isn’t really […]

Lucien Smith Elected MSGOP Chairman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 601.948.5191 JACKSON – Today, the Mississippi Republican Party’s State Executive Committee elected Lucien Smith to serve as the Party’s new State Chairman. Smith ran unopposed after being nominated by Governor Phil Bryant who was present for today’s election. “I’m pleased the Republican State Executive Committee accepted my nomination and has chosen […]

PerfectIt Proofreading Software a Great Fit for Solos and Associates

For the last few months I’ve been using PerfectIt proofreading software for professionals. The software functions as a Word add-in. The software reduces proofreading time for the drafter. PerfectIt checks for typos, misspellings and formatting inconsistencies. It was programmed by lawyers and knows the dreaded Bluebook. This means it knows the proper abbreviations and where […]

Harry Chapin and the Secret to Life

Ashton Pittman

I am a professional theatre manager, and I have discovered the secret to life.  In my career, I have held positions with titles like production stage manager, events manager, associate director of operations and production, assistant professor of theatre management, and a multitude of other sometimes-fancy-sounding titles that rarely encompass what I actually do. I […]