Spring, our most challenging season, is upon us, and the glorious swirl of winter is fast fading from memory. Now,...
Updated: May 03, 2015, - 02:00 PM
Ever since the April 8-11 conference of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) came to town with 2,000...
Updated: April 19, 2015, - 02:00 PM
Yes, our language skills are declining, and, no, the process is not “reversible,” as George Orwell posited in his 1946...
Updated: April 05, 2015, - 02:00 PM
Have we crossed a line in our disregard for English grammar?For years I’ve resisted the temptation to add my voice...
Updated: March 22, 2015, - 02:00 PM
I was walking for coffee on a minus-11-degree morning when I felt my cellphone vibrate in my pocket. I pulled...
Updated: March 08, 2015, - 02:00 PM
“Grammar is a piano I play by ear,” Joan Didion once observed. “All I know about grammar is its power.”...
Updated: February 22, 2015, - 02:00 PM
My wife was trying to pay our insurance premium online. I heard her sigh and then groan. Finally she picked...
Updated: February 08, 2015, - 02:00 PM
“A brilliant message alone is not sufficient,” Dartmouth professor Mary Munter writes in “Guide to Managerial Communication.” “You are successful...
Updated: January 25, 2015, - 02:00 PM
By the time this column appears, Mark Zuckerberg will have finished reading “The End of Power” by Moisés Naím —...
Updated: January 11, 2015, - 02:00 PM