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September 23, 2017

By the time you read this post, I will have taken my friend Cara to IHOP for the first time. She’s Swedish, you see, and not only are their traditional pancakes different from ours, but additionally, they don’t eat them for breakfast, so she’s pretty excited. So am I,...

September 23, 2017

Over the last few weeks I had the pleasure of editing Bianca Sommerland’s latest book in her Dartmouth Cobras series, Iron Cross. The Dartmouth Cobras are a fictional NHL team located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and the books detail the players’ lives on and off the ice...

September 23, 2017

I love wine. If you didn’t know that, perhaps you’re one of the three people reading this blog with whom I’ve never interacted on social media or in person. In honor of your newbie status, welcome! My personal motto is “Alcohol may not solve your problems, but neither...

September 23, 2017

Allow me to begin with a short apology. Paying the rent and getting new passport stamps (Dubai!) has kept me away from this blog for too long. I'm doing my best to get some posts banked so that doesn't happen again. Thanks for your patience.

On with the show!

A couple mo...

September 23, 2017

BULLY (transitive verb): to treat abusively or to affect by means of force or coercion.

When FDR was president, most Americans did not know that he primarily used a wheelchair. The media didn’t report on it, and he endeavored never to appear in public sitting in it, wit...

September 23, 2017

Do you ever get the feeling that the creators of the English language are just messing with you? Like, why are there so many words that sound the same but mean dissimilar (or even the same!) things and may be spelled in wholly different ways? Who thought that was a goo...