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Comma Chameleon

In the one camp are the defenders of the Oxford Comma. The other includes an unholy alliance of AP Style defenders, internet shorthanders that eschew almost any formality, and those lawyers who’s own use of the comma is erratic, at … Continue reading

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affirmation: books

My dad often quotes my grandfather with this simple line:  If someone is smart enough to write it, you should be smart enough to read it. There’s so much brilliance in such a simple, straight forward sentiment. It speaks to … Continue reading

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Tech Tuesday: Music and Technology in the Twentieth Century

Music and technology are inseparable. The process of creating music required technology to produce new sounds, new notation techniques and ways of preserving compositions and thus driving social advancement by tying art to science. As with most technological advancement this … Continue reading

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a record of life

The New York Times proposed a pretty interesting question “How important is it to do archive or write about our lives, and what is the best way to go about it when there are so many options and so little … Continue reading

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review: april reading 2012: Armstrong

It’s been a while since I last wrote a full-on book review mostly because my reading as of late between moving apartments, transitioning jobs, school… and well, life in general just getting in the way of completing books and getting … Continue reading

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review: October Reading: David Crystal

It was a VERY light reading month this month. In part because of my newly underemployed status and spending much more time job hunting rather than commuting and in part because some of my free reading time was spent on … Continue reading

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review: july reading 2011: Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein by Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler Anyone who knows me knows among my three favorite authors resides Mary Shelley. The legacy she created rest squarely … Continue reading

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