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Pencil Pusher

October 21, 2013


John Steinbeck, the most read American writer of the 20th century, has been described as a romantic, a realist and a rebel. He was also a pencil pusher of the highest order. “The pure luxury of long beautiful pencils charges me with energy and invention,” Steinbeck once said. As he explained to editor Pascal Covici […]

National Punctuation Day

October 9, 2013


Did you miss National Punctuation Day on September 24? OK, it’s not in the same category as big holidays like Talk Like a Pirate Day and Go Fly a Kite Day, but National Punctuation Day is important. At least to wordies like me. And it should be important to anyone who thinks the word its […]