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Nobody’s Prefect

Joseph Epstein writes about one of my favorite pastimes: finding typos in published work. Apart from the smug self-satisfaction that + more

Teachers Matter

Upon winning the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, Kathleen Parker thanks her high school English teacher. Nice touch. If I ever + more

A Recommendation

Following up on a previous post, there’s another great resource out there for writers of all stripes—even if the very + more

What’s in Your Library?

As a celebrated writer of no small renown, I’m often asked by those who would imitate my astonishing career trajectory + more

Bonfire of the Inanities, part II

Speaking of writing habits that chafe me, I’d like to say a word or two about the comma. As many + more

Bonfire of the Inanities, part I

In this, the first in an ongoing series devoted to shining the clear light of reason on bad English (that + more

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