The American Word Scramble

Language decides one’s destiny, especially in a foreign land. For a girl coming from India, who has had all her schooling in English, settling down in the US, must be pretty easy isn’t it? Well, it is not all fairy tale. Although I had my schooling in English, I spoke my native language at home. […]

Tommy’s Job Hunting Journey

A classroom is like a box of chocolates, filled with surprises. Each kid possesses a unique personality and traits. You won’t know them, until you peep into their behavior patterns, hobbies, interests and routine habits. Tommy was one such kid in his middle school class, academically he was an average student. He did not stand […]

How Words Transformed TOMMY

To illustrate the value of understanding words the story of  Tommy comes to mind.  His whole life changed starting in the 6th grade but I will start this narrative much earlier in his life so the reader can appreciate the context.  At the age five Tommy was an energetic child growing up on the Santa […]

Love and Word power

Whether you’ve married a childhood sweetheart, a best friend from college, an office colleague, or someone the dating site matched your personality with—differences of opinions between a husband and wife are unavoidable. We are just off the Valentine’s Day love cloud. Gifting flowers, chocolates and going on a dinner date is almost a ritual on […]

WordPower: The Great Equalizer

In the past, the gun has been called the great equalizer and for good reason. However, in this information age of corporate and government culture wordpower is a much more powerful asset an average person can attain to achieve a successful and satisfying life.  Just as the firearm took away the advantage of physical size […]