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I'm Mike Pope. I live in the Seattle area. I've been a technical writer and editor for over 30 years. I'm interested in software, language, music, movies, books, motorcycles, travel, and ... well, lots of stuff.

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Modern English is the Wal-Mart of languages: convenient, huge, hard to avoid, superficially friendly, and devouring all rivals in its eagerness to expand.

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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 9/24/2016

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Posts - 2399
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Entries/day - 0.50
Comments/entry - 1.06
Hits/day - 389

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  12:23 AM

I heard a couple of quotes recently that I liked. My friend Sarah said this the other day:

I like going to bookstores. It's like going to a party and seeing all your old friends.

And one from John, Sarah's father. It's been raining relentlessly in Seattle. His observation:

This rain is like talking to a boring person. You know you're not going to die of it, but you wish you would, just a little bit.

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