Tuesday is the new Monday

One of these days, I am going to get the hang of column-writing. In the meantime, I will have to rely on the preternatural patience of my editors at Inq7 — or, rather, at Inquirer.net.

Last week’s column was sent off so late (ah, the pleasures of the passive voice) it came out the following day: Tuesday is the new Monday.

This week’s edition came out on the day it was supposed to; unfortunately, that day was New Year’s Day, and if you squint hard enough while reading the piece you can still see the confetti and the wine labels and the firecracker shells. Auld lang syne and all that jazz.



Filed under Readings in Media, Spiral Notebook

3 responses to “Tuesday is the new Monday

  1. ah, the passive voice. one of the things my bureau chief told me is to avoid it like i would the plague. (it came to a point that i actually embedded this phrase “avoid the passive voice!” in Word, so that it’s the first thing i read each time i opened the program. i had it colored red for good measure. all caps, too.) but once in a while, you can’t help but indulge, yes? 🙂

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  3. Perfect for evading responsibility — hence its overuse in government and corporate memoranda

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