Monthly Archives: September 2012

Assault and Battery on the Mother Tongue–“Business-Speak”

Once upon a time, I wanted to teach English, and, though things didn’t work out that way, I’ve maintained a love affair with the language.  Nothing gets me hotter under the collar faster than writing that is sloppy, imprecise, deceptive, … Continue reading

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High School, Now–and Then: Reflections on a 50th Reunion

Unless your formal education terminated with twelfth grade, you probably feel warmer and fuzzier about your college or university than your high school.  I’m one of those fortunate enough to have spent time in “higher education,” but, after college and grad school, I … Continue reading

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