Reading Time: < 1 minute Writers often have to decide which is more important: literal accuracy or historical truth. Screenwriter Tony Kushner said he had his reasons.Read More The wrong side of history
Reading Time: < 1 minute Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day popped up on the calendar this past week, and my post about it got the most views of any post so far this year. Since the start of this blog more than three years ago, the most-read post is The birth of Bubble Wrap, so that’s no surprise. Probably that’s because […]Read More Week in Review: Week 5
Reading Time: < 1 minute The simplest solution to avoid the whole pronoun identity problem is to avoid the third person singular entirely. Each person has a name. Use it.Read More Those pesky personal pronouns
Reading Time: < 1 minute The whole groundhog-seeing-his-shadow thing an example of a false dichotomy. (And yes, I know the picture is a prairie dog. I’ll explain.)Read More the groundhog never loses
Reading Time: 2 minutes Every day is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day for the first kid to ever pop the plastic bubbles. That would be me.Read More It’s Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!
Reading Time: < 1 minute I took some time off this week to work on other projects. They weren’t all creative; I’m working on some reports and major projects for a nonprofit group.Read More Week in Review: Week 4
Reading Time: < 1 minute There are chilling similarities between 1942 and 2022, both in Europe and in the Pacific. Here, too. “I bet they’re asleep in New York. I bet they’re asleep all over America.”Read More “Vive la démocratie!”
Reading Time: < 1 minute The birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns is almost over, but I need to share with you how my wife, of Scots heritage, celebrated.Read More Release the Cranachan!
Reading Time: 2 minutes So far, January has been the busiest month ever for this blog. Can I keep up the pace? Or should I spend the next week working on bigger projects?Read More Week in Review: Week 3
Reading Time: 2 minutes Misquotes and quotes out of context are easy to spot and refute, but that’s rare. We look at examples used against Trump and Kamala Harris.Read More Foul: Misquotes and context