In a South Carolina prison sixty-six years ago, guards walked a 14-year-old boy, bible tucked under his arm, to the electric chair. At 5′ 1″ and 95 pounds, the straps didn’t fit, and an electrode was too big for his … Continue reading
Today the United States military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is officially over. It is the end of a long era. There will still be challenges and there is still a lot of work to be done, but decades of … Continue reading
May I present this poem on language typography by Taylor Mali performed by Ronny Bruce. Typography from Ronnie Bruce on Vimeo.
Gary Provost, quoted in Roy Peter Clark’s Writing Tools: This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound … Continue reading
Thanks to the American labor movement we… Don’t have child labor Have the 8 hour work day and paid overtime Compensation benefits for workers injured on the job Unemployment insurance Guaranteed minimum wage Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) which … Continue reading