(In looking through some boxes in my basement, I came across the following, written out in longhand. While its origins are not clear, it is abundantly clear that I was both having fun and taking myself very seriously when I wrote this. Also, it’s pretty freaking awesome. Enjoy!) Continue reading →
What kind of reader are you? Is there such a thing as a bad reader? This guy thinks so:
A reader is doubly guilty of bad manners against the author when he praises his second book at the expense of the first (or vice versa) and then asks the author to be grateful for that. Continue reading →
I recently listened to a lecture series from The Modern Scholar company called A Way With Words: Writing, Rhetoric, and The Art of Persuasion. It was an enjoyable 7 disc jaunt, if not entirely riveting.
The most interesting part of the lectures for me was the brief section on Euphemism. The lecturer, Michael C. Drout, states that “euphemisms rot the brain.” Continue reading →