Published Stories

The Changing Nature of Language

I’ve had several encounters recently with people complaining about the way that English is changing. When I stop laughing, I feel a bit of frustration. One of the things that is a constant in language is that it changes. Exactly the same way that the rest of life changes.


There are the obvious changes that happen, like when a new technology shows up and we suddenly need new words to talk about it.

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In the Good Old Days

Note:  I originally wrote this in April – just before my website was taken down.   I hope you will enjoy it now as much as you would have then.


During one of the panels at Minicon 47, there was a snippet of conversation that really intrigued me. This was one of the many panels devoted to some aspect of writing (I don’t remember which one) so the panel was made up of writers.

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