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Sam and Women

I had an email chat this week with another writer (a woman) who reminded me of one of Sam’s most famous and infamous utterances, in a conversation with Boswell: “Sir, a woman’s preaching is like a dog’s walking on his hinder legs. It is not done well; but you are surprized to find it done […]

Bulbous Writing

You could say there are four different kinds or qualities of writing: bad writing in which no care is given to the choice of words or the basics of grammar and syntax, and so it is a disorganized mess in which it is hard to figure out what the writer is trying to say good, […]