On Flags, English, and F.O.V.

The consensus so far is that this year’s SEA games has had a pretty rocky start. Pay no heed to whatever lingering increase you may feel due to the juxtapositioning of SEA and rocks. Words have multiple meanings in English, and in any case there are rocks at the bottom of the sea, so there’s…

North Island Expedition, Part 1

I spent way too much time fine-tuning this map before deciding that I’d spent way too much time fine-tuning it and giving up. Next time, plan in advance! Our trip, on the other hand, was; but after driving approximately 1200 km over 7 days, I realised that I had made the critical mistake of not insisting that…

On Pronouns

Pronouns. I used to have a hard time with them. What are you talking about? Are you trying to tell me that you aced English Lit but have trouble placing your thees and thines? Don’t be a pretentious twit in the introductory paragraph, I tell myself. And stop talking to yourself without using paragraphs. Or quotation…