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Introduction: Matthew S. Bajko

It’s pronounced Buh-JAY-koh. My last name that it is. Just remember it’s three syllables and it will just roll off the tongue. It’s a Slovak name with a Ukrainian twist, or so I was told when I was touring in Slovakia where my dad’s parents are...

Introduction: Laura Laing

No one likes an argument, but according to my partner my passion for language makes me a real pain in the you-know-what.  I have this horrible tendency to pick apart her examples and comb through her word choices, searching for a moment to shout—with my index finger...
Deb Price

Deb Price

Deb Price’s debut column for The Detroit News invited readers to help her come up with a less awkward way of introducing her boss to the woman who, at the time, had shared her life for six years: “Surely, a little ingenuity will solve this problem. So tell me,...
Ronald Gold

Ronald Gold

Ronald Gold opened a brief biography by stating that he “was born in Brooklyn in 1930, entered Brooklyn College at fifteen, and took twelve years to get a degree. By that time he had been a junkie in San Francisco and had his head shrunk in Topeka, KS.” A sharp writer...
Garrett Glaser

Garrett Glaser

Garrett Glaser was the first television journalist to come out of the closet to the radio and television news industry. During a 1992 speech before a large group of TV and radio executives at RTNDA’s annual convention Glaser began his remarks by asking the that...