I try to make myself understood as plainly as possible.  That’s not always easy since I like to write about topics that matter to me, many of which are a bit difficult.  Add to that a bent to use colorful images that I hope will stay with the reader, and my work often gets a bit dense.  I realize all of this, even when I do accidentally use a dollar word where a dime one would work.  What I rarely do, however, is use sarcasm to make a point.  Strangely, my lack of sarcasm and irony has probably gotten me into more hot water than anything else.

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