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Saving Your Life on a Hard Drive

Who doesn’t wish to keep a record of a beautiful sunset that particularly impressed us in childhood, our first kiss or, for that matter, an important conversation with the boss that took place a few months back? One of our shortcomings is a constant struggle to remember. How difficult it can be sometimes to recall the name of the person you need to meet in an hour, the important phone…

Colo. Gunman Shoots Hostage, Kills Self

“It was then decided that a tactical solution needed to be done in an effort to save the two hostages,” the sheriff said, his voice breaking. “Entry was made. The suspect shot one of the hostages, then shot himself.” –Chase Squires –Colo. Gunman Shoots Hostage, Kills Self (ABC News) Fascinating example of the usefulness of the passive voice and nominalization. The sheriff is distancing himself from the action. The suspect is…