‘Roid rage

One from yesterday’s mail:


I loathe the use of the phrase on steroids” to denote an abundance or excess of something.

Can’t think of a quote at the moment, but you’d know it if you heard it used again and again, as it has been overused during the past two years. Come to to think of it, any use of this detestable idiomatic (and idiotic) expression constitutes an overuse.

Brian Kulesz

Rounding the Corner

Holidays bring out the trite in writers everywhere. What say we banish this banality for all time:

“Christmas is just around the corner.”

The fact that I removed a “Tis the season” from a story just yesterday tells me my work is not done here.