Why Another Blog?
The short answer is that I am in love with language. End of story.
A slightly longer answer is that I’ve been toying with the idea of another blog for a few months. I wanted a place to write about thing dear to my heart that don’t quite fit in my other blogs, that is to say about books, reading, writing, language, words, and grammar, and other such things.
In my first blog, my most popular post was about grammar: If I Ran the Zoo…(Just how important are proper spelling and grammar, anyway?) I am, I should note, fairly old school about grammar; I grew up, after all (to whatever extent I “grew up”), during the 1950’s and 60’s, and that is the grammar and usage I feel most comfortable with. That said, I am not totally opposed to language evolving. And I further recognize that there are marked differences in language used casually, used formally, used for business, used by non-native speakers, written v. spoken, etc.
And my love of language has led to a love of reading and thinking.
I hope you all will join me in exploring language and all its associated subjects.