Category Archives: English

Linguistics and Other Nonverbal Communication

Marvin and Julietta sat across from each other at El Burro restaurant. It was their first date. They nervously looked over the menus. “This all looks so good,” said Julietta. “Yeah,” said Marvin. “Uh huh,” said Julietta. The waitress approached … Continue reading

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After A Meeting With The English Teacher

“I spoke with your English teacher today,” Will said to his son Ronny. “‘Sup?” said Ronny, his earbuds still firmly implanted in his ears. “She said you haven’t read a single novel this year,” accused Will. Ronny chuckled. “Yeah.” “Don’t … Continue reading

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Language Arts

Stan, Diane and Grace sat at a table in a quiet corner of the Diogenes Club’s annual Spring party. Without warning, Stan grabbed at his hip and pulled out his Blackberry. Diane shot an angry look across the table toward … Continue reading

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English, a painful language

I just noticed that it’s been ten days since my last post. I’ve been editing my last Rembrandt Parable. This story, for some reason, has been particularly challenging. The problem has been my love/hate relationship with the English language. I … Continue reading

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Language and communication

This weekend we’ve had visitors who don’t speak any English. Their native tongue is Spanish. Since emigrating to Quebec, they’ve also become functional in French. It’s been an interesting weekend trying to communicate. We have had the benefit of an … Continue reading

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