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Why Not Write Your Life? Jan. 18, 2019

Positive Aging


I'm Sort of Like My Pen Pal Jan. 09, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 15 and have been pen pals with a 16-year-old boy from Ontario, Canada, for the past... Read More

Do You Know Dad's Wishes? Dec. 19, 2018


You've been entrusted with making difficult health care decisions for older loved ones. It's a great... Read More

A Look Back at the Words of 2018 Dec. 12, 2018

The Word Guy

My goodness, what a year we had, With mayhem, storms, and fires so bad. Our language seemed to fall ... Read More

'Tis the Giving Season Nov. 28, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Readers: Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you are fortunate enough to be spending the holiday with f... Read More

Good Folks Peppered With Salty Language Nov. 28, 2018

The Word Guy

Q. Why do we call virtuous people "the salt of the earth?" — John S., West Hartford, Connectic... Read More

New Books on Language Bring Holiday Cheer Nov. 21, 2018

The Word Guy

There's no place like tome for the holidays. These new books will delight the word-lovers on your sh... Read More

Subject and Verb Beg to Disagree Oct. 31, 2018

The Word Guy

Q: The lead sentence in a newspaper story stated, "A string of recent announcements promising jobs a... Read More

Language Pitches Some Learning Curves Oct. 24, 2018

The Word Guy

Some random dispatches from the Word Front: — Listen and Learn. The recent confirmation hearin... Read More

Should We Be Fraught Over 'Fraught'? Sep. 12, 2018

The Word Guy

When a political issue or policy becomes dominant and pervasive, we often develop a shorthand term f... Read More

Stand in Defense of the Truth Aug. 17, 2018

Daily Editorials

An estimated 200 newspapers across the country are devoting editorial space on Thursday to a joint a... Read More

Thoreau: Don't Be 'Walled In' by Grammar Rules Aug. 01, 2018

The Word Guy

"When I read some of the rules for speaking and writing the English language correctly, I think any ... Read More

Is the Spelling 'Birdieing' Subpar? Jul. 11, 2018

The Word Guy

"Bubba Watson tips his visor to the crowd after birdieing No. 18 during final round play at the Trav... Read More

Continue Writing to Boy in Navy Jun. 12, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: Daniel and I have been friends for over two years. We both graduated in June and the da... Read More

As for Logic, We Could Care Less! May. 09, 2018

The Word Guy

"I could care less!" How many times have you heard people say this when they really mean "I couldn't... Read More

Please Take Out the Trash Apr. 09, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I am an amateur writer from Washington state. I'm writing a series of letters to celebr... Read More

These Are Peeves You Don't Want To Pet Mar. 14, 2018

The Word Guy

Every so often I let slip the dogs of words and allow my readers' pet peeves to roam ravenously thro... Read More


Lynda Hirsch on Television

According to several news sources, Winsor Harmon, who played Thorne for over 20 years on "The Bold a... Read More

Let's Play Whack-a-Blunder! Feb. 21, 2018

The Word Guy

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and try your hand at Whack-a-Blunder! Can you find 25 usage err... Read More

Word Guy Confesses to Being 'Noddy' Jan. 03, 2018

The Word Guy

"Even Homer nods," wrote a reader this past year after gently pointing out an error in one of my col... Read More