Stop Misquoting Leonard Cohen and Ernest Hemingway. Start Listening and Reading.

Consider the misquote. It lies in that same realm as citing fake news or reading only the headline. Misquoting is certainly nothing new, but the internet allows a fake quote to be retweeted a thousand times before the truth has even clicked send. I've written about this before, of course. In the summer of 2015, I wrote …

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Why Everyone Should Calm Down and Take Vonnegut’s Approach to Talking about Big Game Hunting

People love to shame these days. They also love to shame the shamers. And with the tendency for the internet to get hysterical about anything that seems worthy of hysteria, we have turned our outrage to the recent poaching of a beautiful and famous African lion, named Cecil. The entire world appears to be dividing …

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Hemingway Against The Oxford Comma

There is a new meme out there (well, perhaps it's not new, but it is all over Facebook.)  It encourages people to use the Oxford Comma. And while I don't have particularly strong feelings about the Oxford Comma, the argument being made is that you must use it.  I disagree with this, which is why …

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