"Writing is a skill, not a talent, and thus one's ability as a writer can be improved by thoughtful effort. The problem with some people is that they graduate college as good writers, experience early success on account of that, and thus never devote themselves diligently to the relentless quest for improvement that could make them great writers."
This is Keagan Powers of Gahanna, Ohio. His mom and dad (my in-laws) took Keagan to see the McCain-Palin event in Dayton on Friday, but due to overcrowding were not able to get inside. This is news because it shows (a) the GOP ticket's getting overflow crowds, and (b) my nephew's so cute.