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Good writers

A young Romanian writer reflects on how he learned to suck it up and just keep writing . . .

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A deeply processed tribute to Nora Ephron. I admire it.

Superhero Underpants

I will miss you.

In today’s New York Times obit, Meryl Streep is quoted as calling you “stalwart.” Stalwart is something I’ve never been.

You weren’t a whiner.

I am.

I don’t like that about myself, but obviously not enough to make great inroads into changing. Husbot bears the brunt of it. But this is not a whiny post. This is about how you affected–and still affect–my life.

I remember when Mbot was six months old and I was feeling particularly sorry for myself, that I came upon a profile of you in The New Yorker. For a couple of months after reading the profile, I sucked it up. I kept my mouth shut when I wanted to whine. I looked on the bright side. I had more confidence in myself. I didn’t mind making enemies for the sake of saying something I believed. Yet at the same time…

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Why we like the Oxford comma

Also known as the serial comma, and I’m a fan, too—legions of journalists and Cormac McCarthy notwithstanding . . .

THE LITERARY MAN

Courtesy of Sasha by way of Alan May on Facebook, we came across this lovely literary nugget this morning:

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