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You deserve a break

Last night, when I left the paragraph factory at 1 a.m., it was ninety-one degrees outside. Today has been warmer. Tomorrow I won’t care, because I will be at the beach.

Kathleen and I are off in the morning to Ocean City, two days for me, four for her. So there will be no further posts on this blog until midweek. If you find yourself jonesing for a post, make free with the 781 previous ones on this site, or take a look at the 407 posts at written during my [cough] sabbatical [cough].


Posted by John McIntyre at 8:22 PM | | Comments (1)


Have a wonderful trip, McI. Come back mellow.

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John McIntyre, mild-mannered editor for a great metropolitan newspaper, has fussed over writers’ work, to sporadic expressions of gratitude, for thirty years. He is The Sun’s night content production manager and former head of its copy desk. He also teaches editing at Loyola University Maryland. A former president of the American Copy Editors Society, a native of Kentucky, a graduate of Michigan State and Syracuse, and a moderate prescriptivist, he writes about language, journalism, and arbitrarily chosen topics. If you are inspired by a spirit of contradiction, comment on the posts or write to him at
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