I have a friend who is a perennial dieter. His way of coping with the deprivation of not being allowed his morning donut is to have his latte’ at a coffeehouse that serves small pastry samples to its customers. He swears the small sugar fix is very satisfying. In much the same way, because I don’t take the time to educate myself about our ever-changing language, I am deprived of the benefits to my writing ability. That all changed when I came across Richard Nordquist’s excellent blog in About.com. I subscribed to his email newsletter, getting my words, grammar and composition updates in delicious little bites– concise, informative, and very satisfying!