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April 12, 2017

I don't know when, I don't know how... but some time ago, someone started abusing apostrophes. I'm sure it started out innocently enough with a little confusion over possession. But unfortunately, this apostrophe abuse has gotten so out of hand that even my iPhone enco...

March 29, 2017

English has a lot of words that sound the same when pronounced, but are both spelled differently and mean different things. These trickster words are homonyms and homophones and are the bane of many English teachers' existences.

Some quick definitions

Homonyms are words...

March 15, 2017

It's true. We all love the thrill of getting a little goodie in the mail. Snail mail tends to be boring, or worse - bills - these days. So why not brighten someone's day with an unexpected little treat. I like sending mini care packages like these because they're thoug...

March 1, 2017

One way in which we generate a lot of landfill waste is by throwing away clothes. The EPA estimates that each American throws away around 70lbs of clothing and textiles each year. That's a lot of clothes! How many of those clothes really deserve to be sent to a landfil...

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