Speaking to

I freely admit it: I am a grammar nerd. If there is a perfectly good word, term or grammatical construction in existence for what you are trying to say, you just don’t get to make up another one. Current bugbear: people wanting to “speak to” a topic. “We’ll be asking Professor So-and-so to speak to… Continue reading Speaking to


Why it matters why

I lost my best friend almost four years ago. She committed suicide. Even stated in its bluntest form, this fact does not convey what that was like. In the first hideous week after her death, I felt utterly dismembered. I recall sitting in the bath, watching my one hand mechanically passing a facecloth over the… Continue reading Why it matters why