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Sally, I fear my science teacher was right, too! Hope you get a break in the heat and, really, some rain soon.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2015 on Summertime Blues at My Weblog
Cathy, I'm glad the tropical storm situation hasn't been bad for you this year, too! The rest of us fear for you when the hurricanes pummel Florida and the SE.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2015 on Summertime Blues at My Weblog
Elaine, it's great that we have such incredible variety in this country, and that we all can find what we prefer. I'm glad you found the summers you prefer. I'm with you, though, I'm ready for fall.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2015 on Summertime Blues at My Weblog
Oh, Susan, your summer sounds delightful! That screened porch must be wonderful. The bugs drive me inside some evenings.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2015 on Summertime Blues at My Weblog
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by Kris Neri When I was a kid, I remember a science teacher telling us that the Earth would gradually keep moving closer to the sun until it eventually burned up. Are we there yet? I must confess that summer... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at My Weblog
So glad you and your neighbors and all their animals survived okay, Catroina. We lost lots of our possessions in the Northridge earthquake in Southern California. At first I reminded myself that we were all alive, and that was what mattered. But I did grieve for the loss of some things. Mostly, not the expensive stuff, but the things with the strongest, most emotional memories attached to them. For a long time after, I tried not to attach to things. But I came to realize they're not just objects, they're symbols of our lives and what we've experienced. Important, just not quite as important as people and pets.
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2015 on The Worst Buddhist Ever. at My Weblog
Margie, I'm all for literary license, too. Language does evolve. But when you have to read a sentence multiple times to try to discern its meaning, something is wrong. Good for you for sticking to your standards.
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2015 on To correct and serve at My Weblog
Thanks, Margaret. Glad you're on the grammar police side.
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2015 on To correct and serve at My Weblog
Amen, Doris Ann. We can be creative, have high self-esteem and write correctly. Learning mechanics doesn't dismantle anything else.
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2015 on To correct and serve at My Weblog
Mary, your husband was fortunate to have you editing his writing!
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2015 on To correct and serve at My Weblog
Thanks, Dean & Hank.
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2015 on To correct and serve at My Weblog
Cathy, thanks for catching that. ;) Oops!
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2015 on To correct and serve at My Weblog
Charlaine, I hear people substitute "I" when it should be "me" all the time, including in TV dialogue. I suspect that mistake has already become an accepted part of the language now.
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2015 on To correct and serve at My Weblog
Elaine, I think teachers have the greatest responsibility to uphold the grammatical standards. If they don't know, who is going to teach the kids?
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2015 on To correct and serve at My Weblog
Ouch, Clive! I agree that writers have to be better, especially when they're producing their own books.
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2015 on To correct and serve at My Weblog
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by Kris Recent events have proven to me that I truly have become an old fuddy-duddy. Well, naturally — it’s self-evident that anyone who could use a prissy expression like “fuddy-duddy” has to be one. I hope you understand that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at My Weblog
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Hank, you are so inventive! Since your books are great, it clearly works!
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2015 on A novel's hardest part at My Weblog
Kait, I've had to get rid of my first opening, too. But I figure that's fine if it gets you to where you need to go. I'm glad I'm not the only one who suffers openings.
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2015 on A novel's hardest part at My Weblog
Kathryn, while the middle isn't my hardest part, I feel my way through middles, too, so I do understand where you're coming from. But it sure feels good when you get past your hardest part, right?
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by Kris Neri In a recent interview for an online magazine, the interviewer asked me which part of a novel I found the hardest to write. I could have interpreted that “hardest part” in a variety of ways. I could... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at My Weblog
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by Kris Neri Malice Domestic 2015 starts today! I wish I could be there, but, sadly, I won’t make it this year. The best part of any mystery convention is always catching up with old friends, and especially, making sure... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at My Weblog
Susan, I'm so sorry! A census is the one "survey" it's important to fill out in detail because that determines how government money is distributed. Bummer!
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2015 on Survey madness at My Weblog
Hank, I always wonder if anyone ever wins those promised prizes, too. I suspect that's all a come-on to get us to provide them with information.
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Elise, I'd forgotten about the doctors, dentists, and car dealerships. You're right -- they're sending them, too. You're probably right about not filling them out as well. If we're not on their radar, they can't continue to harass us.
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2015 on Survey madness at My Weblog
Karen, they may have started out on the right footing, and maybe companies like Cincinnati Bell did use them well, but it doesn't seem like we're seeing that today. They have become as abusive as spam. If you send the envelope back empty, they may send you more!
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2015 on Survey madness at My Weblog