A New Kind of Valentine

I'm fully onboard the "Valentine's Day Is Pretty Dumb" train. In fact, there was a span of 4-5 years where I could've called myself the conductor. Granted, it's a pretty cool day when you have someone to celebrate with (assuming that someone wants to celebrate with you). But even then, it's kind of a stupid [...]

I’m So Excited

Don't you dare think for one second that I forgot about Writing Wednesday. I most certainly did not. And I can't tell you how pained I was to hit the hay late last night without first sharing insights into the world of words and punctuation. But this week has been kicking. my. butt. To the point [...]

Don’t Hurt Yourself

Buckle up, friends. This Writing Wednesday is fueled by years of frustration over the misuse of one very simple word: MYSELF By definition, myself is used when the speaker is the object of a verb or preposition and the subject of that clause. BUT, that's a lot of grammar jargon, so look at it this way: The [...]