John Doe, a cabinetmaker, was wandering through the stacks in the farthest, darkest corner of his local hardwood dealer’s lot one fine spring day, when he came upon a very old piece of old-growth cherry wood that had been lying there air-drying in that very yard for thirty years. It was four inches thick,
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“You can’t say ‘I am good,’ because am is a verb, and good is an adjective, and you never use an adjective to modify a verb.”
Well, it is true that you should never use an adjective to modify a verb. Therefore, all of the following must be incorrect:
I am tall.
My wife is short.
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Advice on painting:
Eliminate all unneeded colors.
Eliminate all unneeded brush strokes.
Every brush stroke should do one of two things: tell the story or build the subject’s face.
Never use red.
Whenever you want to add a color, ask yourself “Does this color add anything to the face?” If not, eliminate it.
Ok, I made all that up. But I’m
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