Make Your Statistics Understandable and Memorable
You can make your statistics easier to understand and
more memorable in several ways.
Dramatize statistics with your choice of
viewpoint. Does a genetic condition protect 10
percent of people from high blo
Dalinar doubted he would think it so. He eventually strode out onto the
staging field, cape fluttering behind him, plated boots clanking against the
stones. He didnt have to wait long for the hammer; it came pulled by two
men on a small cart. Sweating, th
His son, who had been lagging behind, nodded sharply. Dalinar galloped
after the king, a figure in golden armor and a long blue cape. Hoofbeats
pounded the stone, rock formations whipping past. Ahead, the steep, spikelike spire of rock rose from the lip o
right, I had a few mates at school like Liz and Emma, but my life was hardly
easy. If Carter made a social faux pas or met people he didnt like, he could
just move on! I had to stay put. I couldnt answer simple questions like
Where are your parents? or Wh
epiphenomena. The idea was to speed things up, and economise of
course, and to spare the nerves of the killers. The killers . . . those slender
reeds. But bullets and pyres wouldve done it in the end. They had the will.
The pathways of the Tiergarten were
ANY INTEREST I
might have had in the cosmic-ice theory came to an end after
four or five pages of The Theory of the Cosmic Ice; similarly, I satisfied
myself about the thrust of volkisch Cultural Research after four or five
minutes in the Ahnenerbe. So ev
I know, Andy, he said. And I appreciate it; I do. Ive been behaving badly, and I took it out on you. But he knows
now that he has to be careful: he has tasted anger, and he knows he has to control it. He can feel it, waiting to burst from his
mouth in a s
Malcolm arrives and hugs him hello and then begins, as he always does, surveying the space, telescoping his long neck
and rotating in a slow circle around the room, his gaze like a lighthouses beam, making little assessing noises as he does.
He answers Ma
A cough made him glance up. The noise had entered the building after all, for here at the door stood a uniformed officer,
looking puzzled. Sir? Ive got these folks you asked for? Just beyond was a man in a tailored jacket. And there to the left,
Doris Day perm curls bouncing off their broad shoulders as they rapped
fiendishly to the beat.
I hadnt seen Panache in years. I didnt know if he knew Marpessa and I were
sleeping together. I never asked for permission. But seeing him do his signature
. Behind her, a cast-iron pot made a cheery little bubbling sound.
The aromas made Isabelles mouth water.
Vianne rushed forward to pull out a chair at the small table in the kitchens corner. Here, sit.
Isabelle fell onto the seat. Vianne brought her a pla
it from us for a dollar, or whatever way its done.
This was met with silence. Her children were happily settled in their own homes, and Abby knew it.
Its served us so well, she said wistfully. Remember all our good times? I remember coming here when I was
You know, just because youre not one of my people doesnt mean theyre not good people.
Everybodys got their tribe. Whose tribe are you in anyway? She took a second, slow, assessing look at
me, up and down. Oh, right. This we already know.
I hedged on the subject of the charity
event, knowing the whole red carpet
dinner seats would just highlight the gap
between my parents lives. Cary and I
are going out to eat, and then I plan on
staying in tomorrow. Slee
HANG IN THERE
Its always too soon to quit!
NORMAN VINCENT PEA LE
If you hang in there long enough, you will eventually reach your goal. Con-sider the career of
major league baseball player Pat Tabler. Pat played 7 sea27. Adapted from