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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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If the goal of prescriptivists [is] just to guard against things some readers find annoying then their primary obligation would be to shut up. No error of grammar can be as annoying as someone who lectures people about their grammar.

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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 9/21/2018

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  11:36 PM

When I got home tonight, there were five messages on my answering machine. Four of them were from political campaigns urging me to do ... something. They each got in about five words before I hit the delete button. Among them, only Patty Murray got her name into those first few seconds.

It seemed like an appropriate evening to watch The War Room, so I did.

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