SCRUPULOUS [SKROO-pyuh-luh s]: careful, precise, exact to a fault


There’s something commendable about a person who is neat and orderly.  But when that characteristic is carried to an extreme, it becomes something similar to an obsession. It is the difference between being thorough and being scrupulous. Scrupulous is a word that comes from Latin and is first found in Middle English in the 15th […]

AUTHOR: writer

You’ll have to forgive me.  I just returned from a bookstore where they had advertised a book signing and reading by a regional author.  I had decided earlier that I wouldn’t go, having sampled the book and finding it less than inspirational.  But … I remember the times I’ve sat there waiting for someone to […]