Monthly Archives: October 2015

Me, Myself, And I: Pet Peeves With Grammar

                  I’ve been wondering lately why I’m bothered by people’s incorrect use of pronouns. Perhaps many simply were not taught or obligated to memorize those few important rules, as I was.  So … Continue reading

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Embodying Autumn

I have always had mixed feelings about autumn. As a child, it meant packing the freedom of summer into memory and dreading the impending homework that came with returning to school. Until I went away to North Country School, at … Continue reading

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Fallen

Wind and rain recently severed the last major branch off one of our favorite trees. It had a surprising effect on my husband and me. I have since talked others who shared the same experience about losing a tree by … Continue reading

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Etiquette In The Digital Age

                                                                                                      Photo: Getty Images My husband and I raised our sons during the fleeting history of Instant Messenger, followed later by cell phones, texting, and smart phones. Where once I wrote thank you letters, I have largely shifted to expressing … Continue reading

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