I have cancelled several articles and blog posts that I have started to write, just because I could not get the words to say what I wanted them to say. As frustrating as it is, I’m sure this happen to others as well. I refer to that phenomenon as an article crashing on the writing pad. I choose my words carefully for several reasons. Obviously, I don’t want them to be misunderstood. I hold my words up to a mirror, so to speak, to see if I might be writing something that could be easily interpreted in a way that I never intended for it to be. I also don’t want to sound uneducated or too unsophisticated or pedestrian. I want my blog posts and to read like something that was written by a professional columnist. If I can’t make that happen, I will usually stop right there. In addition, I don’t want to be perceived as too partisan, or that I’m simply carrying someone else’s talking points. If a work can’t be a good representation of my own thoughts, I won’t let get off the launching pad. Finally, I want to make sure I’m not writing something that might come off as too offensive. I believe one can be politically incorrect and remain with the boundaries of good taste at the same time. That’s what I strive to do. But in situations where I can’t achieve that goal, I won’t allow my belligerent words go public.