Author Archives: Thomas Weaver
Follow-up to what I blogged about on the 6th about my twin being told not to tell anyone where he works that he had — past tense, had it but now doesn’t — COVID-19: He got his yearly job performance … Continue reading
Today’s glitch: What we see in the second sentence of the example is an actual run-on sentence: a sentence that lacks even a misused comma to slow the headlong rush. It needs either a period or a semicolon after friend. … Continue reading
This is an old (from 2017!) tirade against the anti-adverb nonsense so common in “internet wisdom” on writing, and I’d somehow forgotten to share it before, so… The most common argument I’ve seen against the use of adverbs (*) amounts … Continue reading
These are from the beginning of June: cat photos!
Question: What is both cute and scary? Answer: Eleven kittens. Smudge’s three half-sisters had their kittens in the same week, and there are now eleven small kittens — plus their moms — living in our back yard: three “tuxedo” kittens, … Continue reading
If you think one of the best things about the 80s song “Safety Dance” is the medieval clothing worn by everyone in the video… If you’ve already watched literally every funny cat/dog/bird video online, and now you don’t know what … Continue reading
I haven’t had any “Writing Glitch” posts lately, so today I decided to do something about that. Let’s get the really ugly one out of the way first: I’ll ignore the ampersand, because this glitch was a Tweet, and it … Continue reading