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July 26, 2016

Whatever your politics, it's kind of impossible to argue that Michelle Obama didn't give a fantastic speech at Monday night's Democratic Convention. It was a master class on that favorite writing mantra: show don't tell. 

The first lady didn't start her speech by telling people her opinion on what is wrong with America or what is right with it. She didn't quote somebody else's idea as a springboard to launch into her own political philosophies. Instead, she told a story with which every parent, arguably every person, can relate. She recounted seeing her small children get into a vehicle with large secret service men and feeling the weight of her choices. Okay. Most people have never watched their children g...

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