Curling, calling for common-sense and considering the sky

Thank you to the reader who emailed that he had noticed a petulant tone creeping into recent “Plain English” columns.

I listened. I fully intended to write a completely cheery column this time around.

I was considering sharing that only on Guam can you sit on your patio at cocktail time and watch a string of U.S. military jets go by for free entertainment. (And go by low enough that you can actually be sure they are American jets.) …

And I had just spent a relaxing evening watching the curling heats at the PyeongChang Olympics on TV. This is . . .

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