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Why Writing Is a Lot Like Baseball

I attacked my to-be-read pile of articles over the weekend and spent some time with the July issue of Harper’s. That magazine’s “Memoir” section typically is one of my favorites, and this issue featured a first-person piece by author Mark Edmundson about his experience playing Pee Wee League baseball in 1960. Afraid to swing the […]

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Grammar Points #3: How to Avoid Apostrophe Atrocities

To apostrophe or not to apostrophe? That is the question you need to ask when writing. Otherwise, as August 15’s celebration of International Apostrophe Day made abundantly clear, you will be mocked. Among the best pieces of apostrophe advice we’ve heard? When in doubt, leave it out. But even that smart rule of thumb doesn’t always […]