Walking into the winter’s night
"In August 2013, FDA issued final rule that established a federal definition of the term ‘”gluten-free” for food manufacturers that voluntarily label FDA-regulated foods as “gluten-free.” This definition is intended to provide a reliable way for people with celiac disease to avoid gluten, and we expect that restaurants’ use of “gluten-free” labeling will be consistent with the federal definition. The deadline for compliance with the rule is not until August 2014, although we have encouraged the food industry to bring its labeling into compliance with the new definition as soon as possible. Given the public health significance of “gluten-free” labeling, we encourage the restaurant industry to move quickly to ensure that its use of “gluten-free” labeling is consistent with the federal definition and look forward to working with the industry to support their education and outreach to restaurants."
"So who was our “arts patron in chief” if it wasn’t Kennedy? Well, if you go by funding, it was Richard Nixon. That’s right. After he was elected, Nixon met with Nancy Hanks, who was to head up the young National Endowment for the Arts. Nixon told her, as Smith notes, that “one of the important goals of my administration is the further advance in the cultural development of our nation.” He put his budget where his mouth was, overseeing the largest expansion of the National Endowment for the Arts in its short history, and the largest percentage increase over a period of four years to date. When Nixon took office in January 1969, funding for the NEA was at a little over $8 million. When he left office in 1974, its budget was over $60 million. If Nixon had not supported the NEA in the way that he did, the small, fledgling agency may have easily disappeared. But, as they say, great myths die hard."
- You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition. Example:”Where’s my coat at?”
"But it’s when the subject of her students arises that she really lights up, suddenly leaning forward as I ask: Does Stewart encourage her students to focus on place in their work? Do they write about Cincinnati? Putting down her cup of coffee, Stewart replies, “Most of my undergrads have turned out to be from the region, and … they have a tendency to discount the worth of their own experiences. So you have to push them toward writing about place, and … a lot of the liveliest work that I get from them is either about where they’re from – whether it’s this city or a small town in Kentucky or Akron – or writing about their jobs."
"Asked why anyone should believe a politician over an engineer with decades of successful project management experience, a budget director with a Xavier MBA and 15 years experience at City Hall, and half the city legal staff, Cranley didn’t answer the question."
"Even though there is data that seriously undermines his case to cancel the project, Cranley didn’t say he’d take a look at the city’s numbers and ask some tough questions. Instead, he went on the attack, this time against streetcar project manager John Deatrick, the soft-spoken, bespectacled engineer who piloted Fort Washington Way’s reconstruction and the Banks - two of the most important capital projects in Cincinnati over the last 20 years - in for smooth and successful landings."