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A cat tale, part II

Some of you may remember that I adopted a kitten last May. He was a wee thing, 8 weeks old and just 2 pounds. I named him Rowdy. Time passed […]

Media mishaps: Grammar grinch gripes again

I heard it again this morning: NASA pronounced “nassau.” NASA is not pronounced “nassau.” Nassau (NASS-aw) is a city, the capital of the Bahamas. NASA (NASS-uh) is an acronym for […]

A huge thank you

Consider this a note of deep respect and appreciation to all those on the front lines fighting this coronavirus threat: And an equally big note of appreciation to thoughtful neighbors […]

Sheltering in place

So … is everybody out there self-quarantined? Er, sheltered in place? And how are you doing so far? I thought a 14-day trial would be pretty easy. After all, I’m […]

Finally, the banished words for 2020

Earlier this year I looked for the 2020  Banished Words list from Lake Superior State University and somehow managed to miss it until now. This is the 45th annual list […]

They is just sayin’

As most of my regular readers already know, I’m a retired editor. And as you might have guessed, I have followed — with considerable consternation — the discussions and explanations […]

Hating liars

Presidential candidate Joe Biden really got my attention last week … and not in a good way. First there was the “No malarkey” tour. Okay, that’s a nice, if dated, […]

My favorite Thanksgiving dish

My chuckle for today: “Stuffing is a reward, akin to delectable candy packed into a tasteless Butterball piñata. Stuffing is so good, in fact, that we willfully eat it out […]