Advice from Oxford (So it Must Be Erudite, Right?)

Every year, the editors of Oxford Dictionaries pick a “word of the year” that attracted interest during that previous year. Previous winners have included “podcast,” “unfriend,” “selfie,” and even the smiley face emoji. Naturally, language mavens wait all year for the grand reveal. Some of them even stay up late in the most sincere library they can find, hoping the Great Dictionary will rise in the air with a bag full of goodies and toys.

 

And this year’s winner?

 

“It’s official: Truth is dead. Facts are passed…

 

Oxford Dictionaries has selected ‘post-truth’ as 2016’s international word of the year, after the contentious ‘Brexit’ referendum and an equally divisive U.S. presidential election caused usage of the adjective to skyrocket, according to the Oxford University Press. Read more…

New Resource: Trump Won… Now What?

On January 20, Donald Trump will take the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States. He’ll have the full support of a Republican House and Senate, meaning an end to the gridlock of the past six years. What effect will his inauguration have on your clients’ taxes?

Whether your clients are exuberant, or threatening to move to Canada, they’re probably wondering what’s ahead, just like the rest of us. Be there to help them make sense of it all, with a new resource we’ve just added. “Trump Won. Now What?” lets clients know what they might expect tax-wise from a Trump presidency. And especially, it will remind them that you’re paying attention to the turmoil for them. You’re welcome to customize it as you like. Email it, snail mail it, tie it to a brick – send it out however you like, but make sure your clients know they’re not alone! Read more…

Thoughts on Billy Goats, Curses, and Change

Photo: Chicago Tribune
Photo: Chicago Tribune

Last night, like millions of Americans, I stayed up late to watch the Chicago Cubs edge out the Cleveland Indians in Game Seven of the World Series. I had predicted last week that the Indians would win the series in six games because, you know, the Cubs are cursed. But it was still incredible to watch the Cubs come back from being down, three games to one, watch the Indians stage an 8th-inning rally against the most fire-breathing closer in the majors, and watch one of the two longest World Series droughts in baseball end in extra innings in one of the most incredible baseball games in memory. Read more…