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Lost in the details

It was a Wednesday night in 2006, and in Ms. Weingarden’s third-grade class, Wednesday nights were reading nights. In my family, these were tense at best.
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Voicing my doubts: When formal and informal clash

Our audible solo conversations showcase our instinctive “voice” — not the one we’ve been trained to have, not the one we learned to sound erudite-but-approachable-and-definitely-super-unique-and-memorable for cover letters and college applications, but the ones that structure and articulate our most natural selves.
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My greatest nemesis: The ampersand

Why do we need a fancy symbol for this? Well, the continued existence of the ampersand seems to suggest we do. But this usage suggests a convolutedness that transcends this simple claim to efficiency.
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