In response to my advice on the correct use of semicolons and colons, John writes, “That was a superb semicolonoscopy;...
Updated: March 08, 2013, - 05:56 PM
I have some good news for you.English — the language you love and depend on — has not one, not...
Updated: February 22, 2013, - 05:00 PM
How good are you, anyway? I'm referring to your writing.
Updated: February 03, 2013, - 03:26 PM
"If you're at a Target store, pay attention to the cash registers," Lori writes. "Each one has a message on the screen that says something like 'Save 5% everyday.' It's like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.
Updated: January 13, 2013, - 03:38 PM
The year is 2017. My 4-year-old granddaughter Stephanie (not her real name) looks wide-eyed at our holiday dinner, her face aglow with candlelight, and exclaims, "Let's eat Grammy!"
Updated: December 30, 2012, - 02:07 PM
In an earlier column I ventured the comment that "many attorneys are excellent writers" who "care about precise communication."
Updated: December 16, 2012, - 04:07 PM
Imagine spending seven hours in a room with 30 or 40 attorneys. Actually, it's more fun than you might think.
Updated: December 02, 2012, - 04:02 PM
"I want you to make me a better writer, Doc," said my luncheon companion. "Hang on. Gotta take this call. Anyways, my boss says my co-worker Britney and myself gotta stop flaunting all those grammar rules."
Updated: November 18, 2012, - 07:02 PM
According to the calendar, the new year begins on Jan. 1, but for me fall is the start of the new year. The changing angle of the sun, the chill in the morning air, the rustle and smell of dry leaves underfoot -- all signal a new season and the promise of change.
Updated: November 04, 2012, - 10:59 PM