I Am A Camera

The personal journal of author and photographer Jason Pettus

In which a professional editor tries to explain to English as a Second Language students why Americans add “up” to common words to “extremify” their definitions

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In which a professional book editor explains the World War Two origins of this famous American idiom to English as a Second Language students

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In which a professional book editor delves into the weird side wings of grammar academics

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In which a professional book editor explains to ESL students the difference between a group of mediums and the journalism industry, despite both being called the same word

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In which a professional book editor teaches English as a Second Language students the history of this corporate-loved idiom

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In which a professional book editor teaches English as a Second Language students the concept of “evolving” language, by looking at the history of this foreign term's American spelling

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In which a book editor addresses international students learning English about the grammatically correct way to refer to gender in Woke America

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In which I resurrect my blog for the 23rd year in a row, and go back to a '90s style of shorter posts about more specific subjects

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In which I participate in Jami Attenberg's annual summer challenge to write a thousand words every day, and take a peek at what subjects are coming ahead

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A field report from Chicago Marijuana Legalization Day, and the party-like atmosphere in Andersonville around the city's oldest dispensary

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