Monthly Archives: August 2010

SOME THOUGHTS ON ALCOHOL

First of all, let’s cut right to the chase. I love drinking alcoholic beverages. Am I an alcoholic*, most assuredly, though it does not interfere with my life. I’m a social alcoholic. That is, I drink for conviviality and pleasure, … Continue reading

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ART. WHO NEEDS IT ANYWAY!

I wrote this blog/essay/article over a period of weeks, thinking about how I felt about cuts to arts funding and the reaction on the part of arts people (short-lived) and the public (zilch). Reading it over and trying to make … Continue reading

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THE LIE AND LAY OF WHO AND WHOM

Like many fine grammatical distinctions, the discrete uses of “lie” and “lay” as well as of “who” and “whom” are disappearing from the language. There are those of us, however—call us pedants if you wish—who cling to the niceties of … Continue reading

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