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dale-estey's picture
Oct.18.2013
And I realize the word is spelled differently, but ...  Mind you, I am not yet ready for such retirement from the writing scene, but it is something to keep in mind. [DE] Novellist: Retired to stud * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  Novellist retired to stud in Japan Record-breaking King...
sarah-cotchaleovitch's picture
May.31.2013
Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. Opinions differ about who originally said the above maxim. Many think it was Abraham Lincoln, and there's a slightly different...
cindy-kloosterman's picture
May.13.2013
  I understand that our government is busy but I think it’s about time they turned their attention to something that has been plaguing this nation for years.  Crossword puzzles.  Maybe I’m over reacting but I consider myself a crossword aficionado.  (starts with A ends with O...
michael-seidel's picture
Oct.08.2012
I was reading an article on National Geographics' site today about larger carnivores (black bears, lynx, wolves and mountain lions) and the possibility that they may be moving into suburban neighborhoods, following the success of raccoons and coyotes.  I moved on to the comments and saw this:...
katherine-gregor's picture
Feb.12.2012
Number One:  The CC option.   At the risk of upsetting many of my friends and acquaintances, I simply have to voice this.  Why do so many people find it so difficult to grasp the concept of the BCC option?  Most people are fairly competent users of Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter,...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.18.2011
 The Price of TyposBy VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN  Some readers like to see portraits of authors they admire, study their personal histories or hear them read aloud. I like to know whether an author can spell. Nabokov spelled beautifully. Fitzgerald was crummy at spelling, bedeviled by entry-level traps...
dale-estey's picture
Jun.02.2011
De laatste foto, 1923 of 1924.  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>...
ben-fong-torres's picture
Oct.22.2010
Fatigue. That's the word that stumped me in the Oakland Public Schools' spelling contest of 1956, when I was eleven and attending Lincoln School, near our home in Chinatown. What kind of word is that to pose to a kid, anyway? No matter.  Although I  blew "fatigue," I won my school's...
charles-a-ray's picture
Jul.02.2010
When you’ve been writing for as long as I have (my first piece was published in 1958 when I won a national Sunday school magazine short story contest), there is a dangerous tendency to think you know all you need to know, and it’s only necessary to come up with brilliant ideas.  Well, just when you...
SharonWalling's picture
Jun.08.2010
  It was a want ad in a fairly large newspaper, and it read:  Only $100. Hooked on Phoenix. Never used.  It started me thinking about the way we throw our words around, the lack of spell-check …or the lack of proof reading. In that same newspaper was an ad for a housekeeper, part time, PhD...