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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
October is Fire Prevention month. To celebrate, the Kilgore Fire Department will make a stop next week at Chandler Elementary. They will bring their simulation trailer to the school to let the second … more
Have you ever questioned a name to find out it makes perfectly good sense? Well, The Purple Hulls (aka Penny and Katy Clark) get their share of questions. Growing up in Kilgore they were known as the … more
In the premiere of the HBO series “Westworld,” two programmers at a high-tech amusement park are talking about a colleague. “No one respects him more than me,” one says, “but … more
A lot of the questions I get are of the “Which is right?” variety. A co-worker will come to my desk and ask, “Which is right: ‘the man that helped me’ or ‘the man who helped me’?” A … more
Jumping Jehoshaphats! They were after her and she had to get someone’s attention! “There are hundreds, maybe a million or two,” the voice at the end of the phone line exclaimed. “Come … more
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