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2019

Weekend Miscellany

According to Jack Kelly over at Forbes, it really doesn’t matter whether you go to college: you’ll earn about the + more

A Writer’s Favorite Complaint

Here’s a fascinating review of John Warner’s Why They Can’t Write: Killing the Five Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities. While + more

DIY Jargonectomy

Does any part of your job involve writing? Are you employed in the marketing, communications, or PR fields? Have you, + more

Dio benedica l’Italia

In the small towns of eastern Tuscany—where I recently spent the better part of a week—a cappuccino can be had + more

This weekend is supposed to be chilly.

With a cold weekend ahead, why not just decide now to head over to the Greek Festival (if you live + more

God Bless America

Just got back from a glorious two-week vacation, during which time the missus and I drove more than 3,000 miles, + more

Because, mountains.

A trip home was long overdue, especially one filled with family, fishing, glaciers, hiking, and camping. And my visit last + more

Life Lessons from Peanuts

As a kid, I didn’t just look like Charlie Brown—I was Charlie Brown: loser, misfit, blockhead. Probably why I loved + more

Miscellany

It’s been a week since we last posted – on accounta we’ve been busier’n a borrowed mule around here. Don’t + more

Taco Very Much

Earlier this week, a 41-year-old man died seven minutes into a taco eating contest. “We are not ruling a cause + more

It’s Like “Inception” for Punctuation Nerds

Over at the Spectator, David Crystal reviews Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark by Cecelia Watson, + more

On Aesthetic Disputes

In the seventh in a series of columns on public philosophy by Agnes Callard at The Point, she writes that + more

It’s Happening

Courtesy of the inestimable Jill Poland, who once did yeoman’s work for us here at helveticka world headquarters, comes this + more

Miscellany

“We’re inundated with media stories about how we’re not getting enough sleep, not spending enough time with our families and + more

Stop! Grammar Time!

Because these things matter, if only to keep the barbarians beyond the gates for a little while longer: An abbreviation + more

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