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The N-word incident at ACES 2019, part 2

I’m disappointed in the ACES Executive Board’s statement about the incident in which a presenter said the N-word during a presentation at ACES 2019. My post here is a long discussion of the Board’s statement—first my responses to what they wrote, then a description of some things I wish they had said, then a couple […]

The N-word incident at ACES 2019

Content warning for discussion of a white presenter’s use of a racial epithet. (In this post, I’m writing the standard euphemisms in place of the epithets that the presenter spoke aloud.) Last week, I attended the annual conference of ACES, an organization for editors. (Copyeditors, developmental editors, etc.) On the last day of the conference, […]

Yo progreso

My progress in Spanish in Duolingo continues to be slow, largely because every now and then I stop for a couple of months and then I have to go back and re-do a bunch of lessons. But one nice side effect of the repetition is that when I re-do older lessons these days, I’m a […]