Archive for July 2018

World Emoji Day? Bah, humbug -- I'll use words

World Emoji Day? Bah, humbug -- I'll use words
When I checked on Facebook for reactions to my previous post, I saw a notice that today is World Emoji Day. Pardon me for not celebrating. I am comfortable enough adding “Wink” or “Ha ha!” to sentences I’m writing. I don’t need to show someone a laughing face or a winking face — which they (or... Read more »

An expression not worth defending: Background music

An expression not worth defending: Background music
Since I’ve had some dental work recently, I’ve had to be very careful about every sound coming out of my mouth. Some sounds will hurt, so I want to minimize that. That has meant something very unusual for me: avoiding music. I don’t want to sing along and hurt my jaw, or try to whistle... Read more »

Four years of blogging is not incredible, and here's why

Four years of blogging is not incredible, and here's why
I began this blog on July 14, 2014 — coming up on four years ago. Due to some adventures in dental work, it’s been longer than usual between posts, so I’m going to observe the blog’s anniversary a few days early in the name of keeping in touch. Somebody’s likely to hear about my four... Read more »
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'The holiday,' again -- say which one: Independence Day

'The holiday,' again -- say which one: Independence Day
Independence Day is here. I want to write and talk and hear about it as itself, not as “the holiday.” But that ‘s how I’m hearing and reading about it more and more often. As it approached, I kept hearing about “the Fourth of July holiday,” or just “the holiday period,” but not why we’re celebrating.... Read more »