Monthly Archives: July 2009

ANNIHILATION BY ANY OTHER NAME

How weird is it to see one of your books translated into a foreign language? It’s weird. In some cases, it’s only kinda weird, but in other cases, it’s mind-blowingly weird. As an itinerant control freak, one of the things … Continue reading

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BUT IT JUST ISN’T A RULE

Remember all those English teachers who drummed it into your head that you can not ever, under any circumstances, begin a sentence with the words but or and? Well, they were wrong, and I’ve found myself having to all but … Continue reading

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GALEN BLINKED HIS ELBOW

  “Vigorous writing is concise.” —William Strunk, Jr., The Elements of Style   What else but your eyes can you blink, what else but your legs and feet can you kick with, and what else but your head ever nods? … Continue reading

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I SPENT MY BONUS ON BOOKS

I should have all of them read by the time I’m 80.

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