Tag Archives: Writing

I love YouTube because…

…you can watch Jack Kerouac give an interview in French: …or go on the Steve Allen Show to read from On the Road:

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Make the words plain

Open communication: a trendy phrase coming soon to a press conference near you, if you live in Nunavut, that is. The Nunavut premier and most other MLAs just signed on to a to-do list that commits them to better communications … Continue reading

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An instructive discussion

An instructive discussion from John E. McIntyre on the vice of credulity and the virtue of skepticism.

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The Toronto Star discovers the “Arctic”

The Toronto Star, Canada’s most-read daily newspaper — it claims a Saturday circulation of 600,000 or so — nearly fooled me last weekend. In its Saturday, Aug. 1 edition, the Star brays and brags big-time about the launch of “a … Continue reading

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Cuba’s crumbling Hemingway shrine

It’s mostly because of the man pictured on the right that you and I and all the rest of us write the English language the way we do. So it’s disheartening to see that Ernest Hemingway’s legacy in Cuba faces … Continue reading

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Who says you can’t cover a suicide?

SELAWIK — One of his daughters screamed. Then one of his sons. Willie Ballot launched out of bed and into the bathroom. There he found his oldest girl, 17-year-old Dorcas, hanging from the shower curtain rod. In a decent world, … Continue reading

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