Author Archives: Thomas Weaver
We had a duck in the back yard yesterday morning, hiding in the cats’ den, of all places. Then we had a duck in the bath tub, because I put it there to keep it safe while we figured out … Continue reading
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