I met yesterday with a writing protégé for breakfast (pictured). For the first time, he presented me with a monthly article which, before editing, was readable -- or should I say, approachable. We polished it for the popular press -- and we shall see! OBSERVATION: He has a very dense style of writing, so we have been striving for readability. If this is not a flash in the pan, we may finally have attained it. The trick is to turn out a piece that has both sophistication and readability. Sophistication is not his challenge.