Posts Categorized: Communication

Racist or coward?

Ugh. You hadda go do it. You just couldn’t let me enjoy my Halloween preparations in peace. Ugh. Okay, let’s just get through this. The latest expression of…I’m actually at a loss for words…from the person inhabiting the office of the presidency has left me further distressed over the state of our nation and our… Read more »

Good guesser

I’m not a big fan of texting. Not because of the terrors of texters and their lack of awareness. This isn’t a diatribe about distracted drivers or pedestrians. Nope, I’m not a big fan of texting because I’m just not good at it. I never considered my fingers stubby before, but I have no fluency… Read more »

Ho hum

Must see TV! Miss it not! Call in sick! Send the kids to school (even if there it’s ut for the summer)! Lock the doors! Turn off the ringers! The biggest testimony in, well, whenever is going to happen this Thursday. Eh, or not. I would like nothing better than to hear salacious and riveting information… Read more »

Say what?

I’ve often written about my affection for an extended vocabulary. It’s long been a benefit to me in my reading, my writing and my crossword puzzle solving. I’ve also mentioned how possessing (and employing) muscular diction has its drawbacks. I’ve suffered accusations of snootiness and superiority (which, considering my menagerie of psychiatric complexes, seems a… Read more »

The internet says the darndest things

I wanted to research an abstruse question this morning and therefore typed it into my browser, up came 233,000 results. For an abstruse question. Asking a generally obvious question, such as, “Why is summer warmer than winter?”, generated 2,060,000 results. Chief among both searches are excellent answers from reputable sources. Further scrolling leads to some… Read more »

I always say never say never or always

There are few real impossibilities in life, just as there are few real absolutes. So why do so many people use “always” and “never”? The words tend to show up most of the time when someone wants to put emphasis on a statement, such as, “I never drink and drive.” and “I always root for… Read more »

Unmatchable, the final chapter

Well. That answers that. In all likelihood, “that” has always been the answer. No, you’re not coming in on the middle of a conversation. Or, perhaps, in some ways, you are. It’s a long-running debate I’ve been having and even you blog readers have only been introduced to it relatively recently. Just before the year… Read more »

I’m too young or too healthy to watch cable news

I must admit, I’ve been somewhat magnetized to the news over the past several months. And while it’s maddening the number of channels there are out there, I’ve whittled my flipping between CNN, MSNBC and FOX. There is some repetitiveness to the reporting, of course, even given the widely disparate viewpoints of those three cable… Read more »

Definitions

Today’s post is provided as a public service. Many of you engage in political discussions on social media. That’s self-inflicted, but it’s a free country (to this point). I’ve noticed, with some dismay, the tendency for the discussions to devolve into insults. And not even good insults. Mostly bad grammar, poor sentence construction and illogical… Read more »