Since then I’ve worked exclusively in publishing, first for game companies, now in education. I also continue to write, study, and promote poetry. It’s my opinion that poetry used to belong to the people, until academics stole it. It’s high time to steal it back from them.
On Killing the Inheritance Tax
Finally the dead
Can relax! Fortunes intact
For their deadbeat kids.
National Motto Reveals Love of God
In 1956, President Eisenhower approved
“In God We Trust” as the US national motto.
In 1960, he ordered the assassination of Patrice
Lumumba, the Congo’s first elected prime minister.
In response, the CIA sent “Joe from Paris”—
a.k.a. Dr. Sidney Gottlieb—with a tube
of poison toothpaste.
Gottlieb, in German, means “God’s Love.”
I make a living with grammar. Nonetheless, it’s important to keep it in perspective. Remember, there are actually four grammars, listed here from most to least casual:
- How people speak
- How grammarians codify speech
- How people write
- How grammarians codify writing
To put it another way, allow me to share a haiku and a lune:
Grammar is a man
Sitting alone, critiquing,
While his neighbors dance
Grammar is a map
Where things ought to be