What Does A Family Vacation to Walt Disney World Have to Do with Reading and Writing?
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What Does A Family Vacation to Walt Disney World Have to Do with Reading and Writing?

We just came back from a few days at Walt Disney World. These are three of my favorite things: reading, writing, and traveling. So I started noodling the various ways they influence one another. My thinking was all over the place, but I think I managed to pull something coherent together. Lists are marvelous organizers, … Continue reading

Everything I Need to Know About Swearing I Learned in High School
Reading / Writer's Life / Writing

Everything I Need to Know About Swearing I Learned in High School

Writers and readers assume that words have meaning and value. The prevalence and nonchalant attitude surrounding profanity in western culture might have us believe that using hardy vocabulary is appropriate willy-nilly – after all, that’s how we live. But perhaps that is the best reason to pay the most attention to when and where and … Continue reading