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Why Are They Capitalizing 'Black'? Sep. 22, 2020

Dennis Prager

A few months ago, I noticed that my published column spelled "black" "Black." As I had submitted the... Read More

A Request: Keep a Pandemic Diary Sep. 03, 2020

Connie Schultz

Since April, I've been telling my students that their generation will be the ultimate storytellers o... Read More

Summer Books for the Alone Ranger May. 27, 2020

The Word Guy

Whether you're self-isolating at a cove, cabin or campsite this summer, or just stuck at home like t... Read More

AP Says Ditch the 'Mistress' May. 15, 2020

Tim Graham

The 2020 Associated Press Stylebook is being published soon, and the AP is not humble about what it ... Read More

No Choice: Financial Pro Now a Home-School Teacher Apr. 09, 2020

At Work

Q: I am a financial analyst for a large firm. I am not qualified to plan lessons and teach my first ... Read More

Finding Forgiveness Mar. 17, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I have managed to overcome an abusive childhood, and I'd like to share with you how I d... Read More

Fate Twists With Lunar Squares Mar. 02, 2020

Horoscopes by Holiday

Most people do not decide what they want and then go get it. They decide what they want, and then li... Read More

Message From the Moon Square Mars Feb. 26, 2020

Horoscopes by Holiday

If you feel like you don't have all you need to find your way, it means you're doing life right R... Read More

Replacing a Beloved Pet Jan. 18, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: Our beloved family dog, Dasher, passed away last year. Dasher was a husky. She was the s... Read More

Saber-Toothed Contact Jan. 18, 2020

Katiedid Langrock

This morning, I dropped my contact lens in the sink, and it took me no less than 10 minutes to find ... Read More

Double Up on Full Moon Fun Dec. 11, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

When you experience something that delights you to the core, you're driven to share it. But not ever... Read More

Up in Smoke Dec. 02, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I smoked cigarettes for 18 years and tried to quit many different times. I tried all the... Read More

Walking in a Winter 'Worder'-land Nov. 20, 2019

The Word Guy

Put some words in your wassail and some punctuation in your punch this holiday season with one of th... Read More

Your Story: Part 2 Oct. 25, 2019

Positive Aging

In my last column, I addressed the benefits of writing a memoir, both for yourself and your family m... Read More

Your Story: Part I Oct. 18, 2019

Positive Aging

When I'm not working on my own writing projects - or lost within the pages of a spellbinding best-se... Read More

Academic Stupidity and Brainwashing Sep. 10, 2019

Walter E. Williams

Just when we thought colleges could not spout loonier ideas, we have a new one from American Univers... Read More

Similes Swing Open Doors of Meaning Jun. 26, 2019

The Word Guy

Well-placed similes are like well-oiled hinges, allowing readers to open doors of meaning with ease ... Read More

Are You Booked for the Summer? Jun. 12, 2019

The Word Guy

If you're bound for the beach, boardwalk or boat this summer — or just the back porch — ... Read More

Long Form, Long Form, Long Form! Is the Future of Print Journalism May. 17, 2019

Ted Rall

Journalism is in trouble. Writers of articles pointing this out typically argue that this is really ... Read More

Cover Letters That Make or Break You Jan. 31, 2019

At Work

Q: Articles say human resources departments no longer read cover letters, so why are they still expe... Read More