Our affair could not last, but the archives will

Dear Friends, I'm going to stop adding new postings to the site, while keeping the site active to allow you to continue browsing the archives.

Taking notes and making notes

I was trading messages with a newsthinking.com reader named William Hatch from California and he kept stunning me with his evocative comparisons between writing and music. ("…drumming gives heart [...]

‘Yeah, I’m defensive. You gotta problem with that?’

Laurie Hertzel, writing coach at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, posed an intriguing question: "Why is it so tough for so many of us--myself included--to be edited?"