Words. They deserve infinite care. Spoken aloud, they are cast adrift and cannot be retrieved. They can buoy us up or crush a soul. I respect them for that. And fear using them a little too. Words have life and must be cared for. If they are stolen for ugly uses or careless slang or… Continue reading words…

Words for 2016

Welcome to the New Year! 2015 has faded into yesterday. 2016 is brand new and waiting to be filled with new experiences, emotions and the people who help make them happen. And what might that be? Who knows. I have learned that the future is often uncertain. The only thing I can be certain of is—words.… Continue reading Words for 2016

Word Police

The Language Police strike. I read an interesting article at Daily Writing Tips and I just had to share. The article took a look at the book 'The Language Police' by Diane Ravitch. The book itself focuses on words which are no longer encouraged for textbooks. This was a partial list of words covered in… Continue reading Word Police

Power of Words

Wow, I just read an article about the new sex ed curriculum in Ontario. More specifically, it focused on the backlash against it. And as much as the article tried to be straightforward and present the facts, it is the comments following the article that blew me away. Holy moly. It boggles my mind where… Continue reading Power of Words