...sometimes I wonder why we bother sending young people to school, and then to college. Why so?
Well, not only do I see sloppy writing and logic (sometimes, sigh, from my own hand), but worse yet, I have seen many people claiming that using sound spelling, grammar, and logic is really "only for academia." If this doesn't scare you, it should; education is, or at least ought to be, training for life. To say "these rules only apply to academic work" proves only that the speaker completely missed the point of education. Judging by what I've seen, the group of those missing the point has a quorum.
Happy birthday, Dad - My dad would have celebrated his 80th birthday today. I wrote a version of the following a few years back and I'm reposting it here today, with just a few ...
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