Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Friday Rant: Why are young people such sh_ts anymore?

I watched this video just now of two young men robbing a 71-year-old convenience mart clerk. At first, it seemed like it would be okay — they took him to the floor behind the counter, but then they stood him … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesdays: Don’t dangle!

Something I see all the time when I’m editing is the dangling modifier. I also see it when I’m reading published books, magazines, web pages, and when I listen to the news. It’s so dang common, it’s amazing. Don’t dangle your modifiers. … Continue reading

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Another hero!

As bad it was to hear about what happened in Aurora, CO, the stories that are coming out make you feel like, yeah, there are some amazing people out there after all. How many 19-year-old young men would stop in … Continue reading

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Let’s show mercy to the parents

You know who I feel almost as sorry for as the parents of the victims in Colorado? The parents of the shooter. That might sound crazy, but I can’t imagine the fear and shame and sorrow they must be feeling. … Continue reading

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Let’s remember the heroes

Do you feel incredibly depressed when you listen to the news, especially when something like the shootings at the Dark Knight premiere in Aurora, Colorado, happens? It’s easy to think the world is a terrible place full of horrible people. … Continue reading

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The Friday Rant: Midwest weather

The midwest is normally so beautiful — bright green everywhere, trees crowding the hills, lots of creeks and rivers and lakes. So how the heck has it come to this? This is the creek by my house: See the dead grass? The … Continue reading

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The worst.dog.ever

I have a grand-dog. I’m not thrilled by the situation. My daughter came home to visit the other day with a dog. She is the worst dog I have ever met. Yes, she is cute and has soft ears and … Continue reading

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