Years ago, there was a series of public service ads in news week about writers, and one of them featured John Irving, who admitted that he couldn’t spell. I think of that story every time I run spell check. Long time readers of this blog would probably find it hard to believe I was once a copy editor. My wife eviscerates me every time she happens to read this blog (which, fortunately, isn’t often). There’s a reason I resigned as copy editor at my former daily paper and went back to being a reporter. Fortunately, I’m not alone.