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On Writing: Mistakes were made

It's a classic in the annals of political bologna: "mistakes were made." Politicians since Ulysses S. Grant have used it to evade taking personal responsibility for their blunders...
Racism and Charlie Hebdo

...intended to cause further humiliation and suffering."Must be seen"? Says who? I know that I should be respectful of this bologna, but suggesting that Charlie Hebdo is akin to European racism against Muslims is horribly wrong. European racism against...
On Writing: The existential keyboard

...move only by what choices we can and have to make. We become the act of writing.(This all sounds like some kind of new age bologna, I know, but it's just a description of what happens. It's the same with mastery of any skill, really; when you're...
On Writing: Omitting needless words

...because the words seemed, on their face, to be just more socioeconomicoscientifilegalistical sweepings from the bureaucratic bologna factory.I wanted readers to hear a warm, friendly voice explaining this complex stuff to them in patient terms. Patience...
On Writing: Big words, part one

...conventions keeps good writing at bay. The federal plain language website is trying to help.But this "relate" business is bologna. What about simply helping people read our documents so they can respond appropriately? Readers relate to different kinds...
On Writing: Commas, history and William Strunk

...those elements to write clear and precise English prose.There's none of this "use a comma whenever you want a pause" bologna in The Elements of Style. Strunk looked at a sentence the way a mathematician looks at an equation, expecting all the variables...
Atletico Madrid, Diego Costa top AP soccer poll

...seems to have put Atletico back as a powerhouse in Spain," said Ubiratan Leal of in Brazil.Roma thrashed Bologna 5-0 to take second in the team rankings with 183 points. Thirteen points behind is Borussia Dortmund, which also won 5-0...
Neighbors briefs

...Weyhrauch at 789-4725 or Linnea Osborned at 586-6152. No bologna about it Oscar Mayer wants to give one Alaska elementary school's...or more students singing the Oscar Mayer Wiener Jingle, the Bologna Song or the Spanish Jingle. Contest materials, including...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Meanwhile, Michael Olowokandi, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft from Pacific, was released from his contract with Kinder Bologna of the Italian League and will join the Los Angeles Clippers. Steve Nash, acquired in a draft-day trade from Phoenix...
Gelato, a very cool treat the very best moment to be flooded with reminiscence of an enjoyment of the treat in Rome, Perugia, Siena, Florence, Bologna and Venice. In every town, at least two scoops, at least two unique flavors ... Heaven! Here in Juneau, even if it wasn't...


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