Category: Grammar, Spelling and Other Hurdles

Blogs on writing

Words Matter

Consecutive vs. concurrent. It turned out to be a tragically big deal. Whether is was a clerical error or omission (or series of them), the end result is the same: three dead. Evan Ebel was incorrectly released four years early…

It’s Not What You Say

Sadly, communication is too often judged by presentation rather than content. Latest case in point: Marco Rubio’s response to the State of the Union message. An awkward reach for a sip of water overshadowed everything he said… at least on…

It’s About Time

Time. It is at once completely objective and subjective at… well, the same time. Nothing else has quite the extent of measurement – clocks that measure to the nanosecond and watches that are the most exquisite of accessories. (Have you…

One Week and Counting….

The Mayan calendar expires a week from today. I don’t understand Mayan math well enough to understand why there’s an end. But there is. The end is 12/21/12. While I believe it represents nothing more than the end of an…

Think Before Posting

No doubt every teen has been lectured about what they post on the Internet. Whether or not it resonates with them is another question. In the heat of the moment, all sorts of comments and images hit social media pages…

It’s All About Context

Wow. Who knew Big Bird and his Sesame Street friends were responsible for the nation’s budget deficit? That claim got a laugh from the president’s supporters yesterday And cartoons abound about the big yellow guy being out of work. Four…