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I'm Mike Pope. I live in the Seattle area. I've been a technical writer and editor for over 30 years. I'm interested in software, language, music, movies, books, motorcycles, travel, and ... well, lots of stuff.

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I look at it this way: I am a native speaker of English. I grew up in Northern New England. I went to Harvard. I know a bunch of languages. I have a Ph.D. Therefore my usage is standard. Your mileage may vary.

Bill Poser, writing about what constitutes "standard English."



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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 7/23/2014

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  08:44 PM

Moved the track lights to the center of the kitchen. That seems to work well. Today I put in a dimmer switch as well in case we decide they're too intense. I've also installed some under-cabinet lights. The switch is in and the wire has been run up to the attic. All I need, in theory, is another hour to put the wiring together with the power. I'd like to do that tonight still, so I can see what the lights look like, you know, at night.



At the supermarket yesterday, a young woman was spinning a toddler around in a grocery cart, and the toddler was shrieking with delight. The checker said to me "Wouldn't it be great to be that giddy?"

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