Monthly Archives: May 2010

Punctuation Point: Possessing the Apostrophe

The apostrophe is one of those pieces of punctuation that get a lot of people in trouble. Today’s post looks at the possessive rules for that high-flying comma. Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder

This week’s word list is a hodge-podge group. See which one takes your fancy and try it out. Continue reading

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Poem Boxes and American Haiku

Poet Peter Money describes his poem boxes and offers a haiku-inspired writing exercise. Continue reading

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Vocab Builder: Washington, DC

Last week, I traveled with my family to Washington, DC, to soak up some history and visit with some family. Turns out, our nation’s capital is also home to some of its own terms. Capitol Hill: the location where the … Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder: More Digital Terms

The digital world moves at such a fast pace and is taking over so much of our lives, we can almost never run out of terms to describe this “brave new world.” Add these to your vocabulary. Continue reading

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Weekly Vocab Builder

Tincture: pigment; tint Bludgeon: to hit using a heavy club Morass: “something that hinders, engulfs, or overwhelms” Shilly-shally: to vacillate; to dawdle Craven: a coward You can get the Vocab Builder every weekday by following me on Twitter. Ruck: “a multitude; … Continue reading

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