Please Edit this Yard
“I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs, and I will shout it from the rooftops. To put it another way, they’re like dandelions. If you have one on your lawn, it looks pretty and unique. If you fail to root it out, however, you find five the next day . . . fifty the day after that . . . and then, my brothers and sisters, your lawn is totally, completely and profligately covered with dandelions. By then you see them for the weeds they really are, but by then it’s – GASP!! – too late.”
—Stephen King, writer, from On Writing: A memoir of the craft, 2000
• Editorial Comment: Get the hell off my lawn, he said menacingly.
PeezPix by Ted Pease
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