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Under the weather

Having been “under the weather” for several weeks, it made me wonder about why we use that phrase as an idiom for illness. A bit of Internet research uncovers two origins. The first from boat travel: When sailors felt seasick,…

Fall Means Apples

After Apple Picking by Robert Frost My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree Toward heaven still. And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn’t pick upon some…

Back to School?

Keep in mind that even if you are not personally headed back to school, education never ends. Every morning should be approached as “back to school.” “Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire.” ~ William…

Spelling Counts

If you think that your days of worrying about spelling ended with grade school, think again. I suspect there are a lot of adults who probably hide their ineptitude for spelling with bad handwriting. Doctors have always been accused of…

In a Word

There’s been much ado about a word lately with no shortage of headlines and reaction. First Paula Deen’s empire was set on its ear then turned upside down when she admitted during a deposition to using “the N-word” over two…

4th of July Thoughts

“When people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.” “When the press is free and every man is able to read, all is safe.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

Typography Tip

If you learned to type in a formal class (pre-word processing days, so long ago), you learned to type two spaces after a period. That was standard practice in the days of the typewriter that featured monospaced fonts. That is,…