If you can’t believe what you read in the comic books, what can you believe? First spoken by Rocky and Bullwinkle, one of the funniest (and cleverest) cartoon duos ever invented. Scott McCloud, author of “Understanding Comics,” has a pair of cartoon strips that clearly explains the way toddlers and small children see the… Read More The World as We See It
I have a goal in life: Learn something new every day. So old, they are new again. Over the summer, I had too much free time over summer break. Free: not paid. I started working a few hours a week at a local accountant, who worked with DOS. Does anyone reading this even know that… Read More Ye Olde DOS
Editing my own short story, and trying to figure out what I meant when I typed: He had very little time to finish his self-appointed task anyway. Why would I use the word ‘anyway’ in this situation, it doesn’t make any sense for the character or the scene! Read it once, read it twice, and… Read More Dear Dyslexia, quit already.
Filling the bathtub from the pump is time consuming and back-breaking. From the well, even worse. In 1864, where did water come from? Did Civil War Yankees have tap-water at home, or not? Yes, but finding this information was ridiculously time consuming. *grumble* TOO much time for something that might be just a paragraph or… Read More Civil War Philadelphia: Baths?
The Story of an Hour, by Kate Chopin – a perennial favorite. My own perennial favorite: Commelina communis, or the Asiatic Dayflower. Happily, Student has most excellent ideas to write about – we will work together to tidy up the grammar so the ideas get the most excellent grade they deserve. “The Story on… Read More Abandon All Commas, Ye Who Enter Here
Have an extended pun to celebrate.
An interesting article here, and a helpful list of words to use instead. Using the word crazy as an insult is more harmful to the millions of us who deal with the stigma of mental illness than it is to the person you’re attempting to insult. It also lets the person/people you’re trying to insult… Read More Replace ‘Crazy’ With The Adjective You Actually Mean