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View from a Volcano

Like most Americans, I have been dismayed and disappointed by the tenor of rhetoric coming from Washington in recent months, particularly during the recent debt-ceiling debates. I have a hard time understanding why it seems so difficult to get anything done. But a graphic in the most recent issue of The Economist helped me understand […]

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Grammar Is for the Birds

I was fascinated this week to learn that some researchers now believe birds use grammar! Discovery News wrote about the study this week, and I found it when a friend shared this link: http://news.discovery.com/animals/finches-songs-grammar-110627.html#mkcpgn=rssnws1. The article is based on research published in Nature Neuroscience. It seems some Japanese researchers recorded the song calls of Bengalese […]

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Your Words Matter

Your Words Matter: I chose this phrase for my home page of this website because I thought it conveyed the essence of my work. At the time, I was thinking about finding just the right words for books and articles, ads and brochures, resumes and application letters. But today I keep thinking about that phrase–your […]

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