The Writer



From politics to sports to entertainment, we all agree on precious little. Even something as seemingly benign as declaring your love for your favorite movie, The Goonies, can spark a debate over capitalism, privacy laws, and ableism.

It is exhausting, especially if you are someone who despairs conflict, to engage in these constant clashes. And so, during these bleak uncertain times, I’ve taken refuge in the one thing that offers certainty. I’ve turned to grammar.

In grammar, there are rules. There are guidelines. There are precedents. There are even funny words like participle and gerund, if you prefer some lightheartedness mixed into the staid world of sentence diagramming.

Most of all, there is order. Grammar is no fickle friend, unlike spelling, where i may come before e except after c and

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