Americans this was almost our Independence Day. John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail: “…July 2nd will go down in History. We’ll celebrate it parades and pomp and bells ringing and fireworks.” Because Congress actually rules in favor if Independence on July 2 but then officially accepted Jefferson’s declaration two days later, thus making the…[Read More]
Apparently June 4 is National Hug Your Cat Day. We are unsure who determines this “awareness day” but we are interested. We wonder how many cats are celebrating this event. The cats that would appreciate the annual embrace are into it but how about the aloof felines that would rather be left alone? Maybe they…[Read More]
This is the season of awards. Oscars, Golden Globes, Critics Choice, etc. It is the congratulations period of the movie industry and it means that the “Best” actors, writers, producers, sound, etc. are hopeful that they will get some hardware to prove that they among the best in their field. Awards season usually begins with…[Read More]
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The apostrophe has way too many letters in common with catastrophe so let us (let’s) take it back from the stormy, ominous weather event coming our way. By the way, do these occur only in the Northeast? Is there such a thing as a Sou’easter? Questions for another day. For now, let’s deal with any directional precipitation with some apostrophe usage. It can be used to replace missing letters. Let’s replace snow with Easter baskets! It can used when something is owned. Let’s own some chocolate and hide some eggs! Some people use it to show a plural but that seems messy (like slush). Embrace the apostrophe and let’s hope out loud that this Normal Easter is a good one.