Proper English (according to me)

…I found great insight in a recent Wall Street Journal article about the use of “Proper English.” It makes the point that we pretend there are definitive and immutable rules about the use of the language when in fact, they¬†are simply stylistic conventions. We pretend that the injunction against ending a sentence with a prepositionContinue reading “Proper English (according to me)”

A Word or Two About Freedom

…I saw a posting online yesterday that carried the headline “Freedom or Surveillance” as if the two things were somehow diametrically opposed. I know that some folks are startled by the amount of surveillance that is currently in use in our society. Certainly I have abandoned the worry myself with a bit of wry cynicism.Continue reading “A Word or Two About Freedom”