Critical Mass – grammar, scribe’s manifesto and autism

Jim Mora and I began our discussion on critical mass where we finished last week, discussing the elements of clunk.

We moved on to a manifesto for  the simple scribe.  Tim Radford’s 25 commandments for journalists are a good guide for anyone else who is writing or speaking. (Thanks to Quote Unquote who led me there).

We finished with a quick look at Autism and Oughtisms, a blog written by the mother of a five year-old who has autism. The writer also deals with other autism issues and admits to having a special passion for revealing bad arguments.

A blog like this could be therapeutic for the writer but it is much more than a journal. 

It would be a very valuable resource for anyone who has a child with autism in their family or circle of friends or who works with children with autism. It is so well written I think it would be of interest to people who have little or no experience of autism too.

3 Responses to Critical Mass – grammar, scribe’s manifesto and autism

  1. Thank you for your kind words about my blog – both here and on Radio New Zealand. I appreciate it.

  2. homepaddock says:

    They came from the heart – you’re doing wonderful work on your blog.

  3. I would consider the Autism and Oughtisms blog to be a must-read for anyone working in the field of education.

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