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One More Day

The sad stuff gets to me. For instance, my cat is dying. I find it next to impossible to go about my day. I am easily stressed, overwhelmed, and depressed. 184 more words

Semi-Colon: Friend or Foe?

I did mention that I would discuss grammar in this new blog, but this is such a far-reaching subject that it’s impossible to cover everything. I’ve decided that I will dedicate the next few blog issues purely to different aspects of grammar that I personally feel are important to the writer. 420 more words


A matter of punctuation

There is an old joke in our family that dates back to when my daughter first learnt punctuation.  The topic? The use of semi-colons.

I confess; I am a big fan of semi-colons.  180 more words


Semi-Understood: Some Explanations of the Semi-Colon Reviewed (Part 2 of 3 blogs on the semi-colon)

In my previous blog, I pointed out that the semi-colon is a victim of much derision. I argued that this was partly because it is so misunderstood. 2,742 more words

Grammar Explorations

The Semi-Colon - Part 1: What has it done to deserve such hatred?

I used to be very critical of cricket. Not for any rational reasons. I couldn’t really play it and never bothered to understand the rules. Also, I didn’t particularly like the people who played it: they were rather snobby and superior and looked down on those who couldn’t play the game. 642 more words

Grammar Explorations

Self preservation...

So I’m on a mission. A mission to reach a stage where I feel like I can finally be in ‘recovery’. Don’t get me wrong I know that is a long way off but out of no where I suddenly fee something I haven’t felt in years – hope. 371 more words

Good Guys Might Be Playing Softball Tonight

The ‘Guys hope to be back in action tonight at 6:30!  The opponent:  Standard Aero: Aviator edition.  We think…  Who the hell knows anymore.  After week one, the ‘Guys supposedly played Midwest Militia when in actuality it was Yuengling.  217 more words