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Capitalization in the real world

Capitalization in the real world

One of things that most startled me when I left the newsroom for life as a public servant was discovering just how devoted non-journalists are to capital letters. At the university where I work, it is accepted style to capitalize University when it stands alone and refers to our institution. It’s fine if you want […]

The view from my porch. It isn't pretty, but it got the job done.

Snow day

I haven’t had a snow day since I was 17. I’m 50 now. So that’s a certain number of years. That’s not to say there haven’t been days when snow has fallen. It’s to say that  in the early 1980s colleges didn’t close for snow. After that I was always a journalist, and journalists don’t […]