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On Writing: Editorial horrors

...experienced before, a new subject, new context, new purpose, where we have to explore anew those three enduring questions: Who am I talking to? What am I trying to say? And why?? Jim Hale can be contacted at or through...
On Writing: The existential keyboard

...awareness of the options.Good writing means knowing all the options we have for answering those three fundamental questions: Who am I talking to? What am I trying to say? And why?And if you still want some rules and guidelines, here's one for you...
On Writing: Omitting needless words

...change: what makes a word necessary?First, let's remember our three fundamental questions:What am I trying to say?Who am I talking to?And why?Whether a word is necessary or not depends on how well it answers not just one of these questions...
Bringing the past into the future

...semester by filling out a form that asked a basic question: Who am I? The form wasn't meant to provoke philosophical contemplation...that they can share it with others in the future. The "who am I" sheet the students filled out was pulled from a textbook...
The Alaskan Idiot's Guide To: The 2014 midterm elections

...standards - Dunbar isn't going to win. Senate District QThis promises to be a tight race between Tom Williams and ... Oh, who am I kidding? When the name of your family is on your town's biggest street, you're going to win handily. Egan Drive...
On Writing: Big words, part one

...readers respond appropriately to the writing at hand. This is the "why" of our three questions: what am I trying to say, who am I talking to, and why? In this pursuit, a word can be "right" for many different reasons besides just the denotations...
On Writing: Mistakes were made

...experts' advice instead of thinking for ourselves to answer those three fundamental questions:What am I trying to say?Who am I talking to?And why?No one else can answer those questions for you: not Strunk and White, not your college English...
Arts calendar

...Plot Summary: The story of a band of brothers who travel the world in search of the answers to the burning questions: Who am I? Who is Man? Why do we search for meaning? Their journey brings them into the middle of the lives of the homeless...
My Turn: Smoked Fish

...would accept this. He just rolled his eyes. Zenger assured me it was fine. So I signed it and put it in the drawer. Who am I to argue with a man old enough to be my father?Shortly after that the cab arrived, and I was ready to close. Sanders...
The Return: James goes home to Cavaliers

...face-to-face, man-to-man. We've talked it out. Everybody makes mistakes. I've made mistakes as well. Who am I to hold a grudge?"Gilbert flew to South Florida on Sunday and told James he was sorry."The truth of the matter...


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