Linguist, lexicographer, radio host, public speaker

We retreated by stages from daily life, and now we advance again towards it

“Life slowly returns to normal in New York, with a million caveats. I’m at work but not concentrating well. I was supposed to fly to Chicago tomorrow, and I could still get there, technically, perhaps by car or train, but the logistics are overwhelming. Subways and bridges and tunnels and buildings open and close at random. Bomb scares are occurring citywide. Chicago? On and off I realize how glad I am to be anywhere.”

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Grant Barrett