My crutch word is officially "just" ("few" is a big one too.) It's pretty interesting that they're both diminuitives - probably says quite a bit about my confidence in my writing. I'm in the process of taking all of my past work (radio, magazine, writing) and putting it up here. It's going to take a while to get over the embarassment and be clear on what I think best showcases my evolution as a writer. Thank goodness for backdating. Here's to killing all the 'justs' in the next few years!