Not Your Gramma’s Grammar

Not Your Gramma’s Grammar “Grammar Nazi!” The default view of our own language (I’m speaking from the US as a monolingual—feel free to chime in with experience of other native or second languages) is of a rigid thing. A structure. Strict boundaries. Even a trap, sometimes. Penalties may apply. There’s some justice to that view.... Continue Reading →

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The Triumph Of The Won’t

  In the best of Trump voters, there's deep and intense dissatisfaction. A feeling that anything must be better than the politics of our memory, whether that memory is the few years of the 18 year old first time voter or the several decades of the elder Trump voter. In many, I think, there's an... Continue Reading →

Broken Rice: Word Cloud 2

A month ago, I posted a word cloud for a work in progress, Broken Rice. It was around 8,000 words long then.   Since then, I reached a "I don't know what to do with this next" point, then let the story sit for a while and worked on other things, then picked it back up... Continue Reading →

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