There's a very real sense in which words have conjured the world as we know it. Which is why we should treat them with care.
Sometimes it seems like we're speaking different languages. And that's because we are, even when we aren't.
The two basic types of English nouns point to two basically different types of knowledge. Here's what each can teach us about how to know each other.
In 20 years as a writer and editor, I've learned to give everyone the benefit of my doubts-or at least to try.
It's mostly the distance between us that makes the right words hard to find. But it's the failure to find words--any words--that increases the distance between us.
But it isn't all a pack of lies, either.
The lesson I learned about service from a mysterious, far-away woman.
Rare things are typically more valuable than common ones. Communications included.
Your mind is in the business of constantly creating stories. Are you editing them?