Monthly Archives: February 2011

Everything is copy

A few weeks ago, I heard Nora Ephron speak at Paramount Theater in Austin. My friend observed that we were the only two people there under 40 (it was probably the same audience that shared Rossini’s opera with me the weekend … Continue reading

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For teachers

My students make dangerous assumptions steeped in what C.S. Lewis terms “chronological snobbery.” They start sentences with phrases such as “back when women weren’t considered human” or “in the olden days when people didn’t know better.” I even read an … Continue reading

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