I think that all my adult life I’ve been a stickler for grammar and spelling (yes, other things, too!). However, until the rise of the World Wide Web I didn’t realize how much company I had in this regard. True, for about thirty years there had been William Safire’s excellent New York Times column, “On Language,” but this was a … Read More
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It was the 1973 World Series vs. Oakland and I had assured my wife I could buy last minute tickets at Shea. She waited on a bench while I stood by the subway exit asking everyone if they had tickets to sell. A cop approached me. “Buddy are you trying to sell tickets?” “No, I’m trying to buy them.” “How … Read More
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