Reprinted with permission from the S.C. Bar. The article originally appeared in the July 2018 issue of SC Lawyer Magazine.
When I was little, I used to watch “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” on TV. My favorite part—well, other than watching Boris and Natasha get ruined time and again by “Moose & Squirrel”—was Mr. Know-It All. In that segment, Bullwinkle J. Moose would dress up and give pompous advice on a variety of subjects. Even the simplest topics, such as “how to catch a bee” and “how to avoid tipping a waiter,” always ended in disaster. Moose never had the right answer.
I get a lot of questions by e-mail, mail, and telephone, and like Bullwinkle, I like to dress up and give advice on random subjects. Sometimes, such as when I mess up and let a typo slip in or I irritate a librarian, I have a disaster. I will try to avoid disasters today and just stick to answering what I know: no bees, no waiters, just questions about writing.
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