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Every year as the holidays approach, I like to offer tips to help readers avoid embarrassing mistakes on those Christmas cards that some of us relics still like to send out. Then, every year, as the … more
How refreshing it is to find in a world of high tech some things remain as strong as ever. Even more so, to find in a generation those who use determination and old fashioned values to excel in a … more
Reader James wrote recently to ask about a verb that his wife, Maryann, has heard on TV: “drugged” as a past tense of “drag.” “The car struck the cyclist and drugged him a quarter mile.” … more
THIS WEEK United States residents take part in making Christmas a reality for 12 million children in need through Operation Christmas Child, otherwise known as the shoebox ministry. “Operation … more
Last week, all the KISD campuses celebrated “Red Ribbon Week.” Started during the 1980s, wearing a red ribbon symbolized solidarity in the war on drugs. In more recent years, Red Ribbon week has … more
Yes, he did it alright – at least he showed up at his own party, which in the past would have been somewhat doubtful. But this time was different, this time he really managed to retire if you can … more
During the season of Fall, old habits, old things, and memories have a way of re-surfacing more-so than other times of the year. Perhaps that is because our focus shifts more toward the past as … more
Hypercorrection is the term language buffs use when people try so hard to avoid mistakes that they end up making mistakes. It happens when people use “between you and I” in the belief that … more
Autumn has finally arrived in the South. As in the past, it came with a flurry of activities that will lead right on into the new year. Last week, in the midst of that flurry, a lone bird soaring … more
This week’s mailbag has some great questions about spacing around dashes, capitalization after a colon, dangling modifiers and the dizzying forms of “wake” and “awake.” We’ll start … more
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