Back with me?
I suppose if you were off to the Hamptons or the Vineyard for the holiday weekend, you may not have kept up with this site.
You may have missed, for example, word that the new edition of Bryan Garner’s admirable dictionary of legal usage has been published. You may have missed yesterday’s joke of the week. And, since I neglected to mention it yesterday, the word of the week this week is boustrophedon. Think of it the next time you mow the grass.
I was at the paragraph factory last night chronicling an old-fashioned Baltimore July Fourth celebration: fireworks, a fatal stabbing, and a four-year-old hit by a stray bullet.
Today the work week begins in earnest. Glad to have you back.