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.
Your life is a story you get to write. You have to be true to the hard realities, but there's room for artistic license.
Sometimes it seems like we're speaking different languages. And that's because we are, even when we aren't.
Think fake news is a serious issue? You're right. Think it's a recent invention? Not quite.
I think we should spend less time saying "don't judge," and more time saying "judge wisely." Here's why.
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.
This week, I paused to think about the things I have to be thankful for--and remembered a teacher from Annandale High School.
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.