Upsmanship     Everyone has heard of ‘gamesmanship.’  So too, ‘oneupsmanship.’  Fewer people, unfortunately, know the creator of these terms, or the books that made them famous.   The author […]

A Primer on Pronouns

A Primer on Pronouns     After their careers are over, many athletes move to the television or radio studio.  There, they apply their often eccentric version of the English […]

Orwell Redux

Orwell Redux   I read somewhere that sales of George Orwell’s 1984 have risen lately – perhaps in response to the federal government’s snooping into the cyber world of American […]

Good Stuff

                                                        The Good Stuff   Every once in a while friends will ask me what I’m reading — or ask me what I like that they […]