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On Writing: Style, part 3: Writing in Bad Faith

...scientists are supposed to sound like - then we aren't looking for the best way to answer those essential questions: who am I talking to, what am I trying to say, and why.So, too, with style. If I'm trying to sound like Jim Hale (whatever...
Rainy Day Reads: Finding myself in a book

...were displaced and died)I recently turned 25, a whole quarter century, a landmark that gets you thinking things like: Who am I? What have I become? And (as one song asked repeatedly on the road trip up) was I who I wanted to be? Abruptly...
Poll: US views of Francis dim; a plunge in approval ratings

...contraception and same-sex marriage."Francis raised the hopes of gays and lesbians when he famously uttered, "Who am I to judge?" about gay priests, and said "we shouldn't marginalize these people." Francis has repeated his emphasis...
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Statewide creative writing contest winners include Southeast residents

...10-12: "What It Means to be a Fat Girl" by Sharadon O'Connor, Dillingham High School, Dillingham (winner); "Who Am I?" by Shannon Feliz-Hamilton, Wasilla High School, Wasilla (HM)? Poetry Open to Public: "Bloom" by Mistee...
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: 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: 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...


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