This has to be one of the coolest things I’ve heard of in a while: Amtrak is starting a writer’s… Read more Writing on the railroad
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I thought I was being really clever combining the words procrastination and knitting to make “procrastiknitting” to describe the feeling… Read more Not so clever after all. Darn.
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My good friends at Vancouver-based Subterrain magazine* are currently running a contest. Subscribe or renew before October 11, 2013, and… Read more Subscribe to SubTerrain magazine and win
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And here are some other words I’ve been getting wrong! Thank you, Internet. Just deserts vs. just desserts – Grammarist.… Read more Just deserts vs. just desserts and other expressions I thought I knew
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The other day on the train, a woman across the aisle dropped her book, and at a glance, you could… Read more E-books for the ladies of the world
Will Edit for Food has now ended, but I’d just like to thank everyone who supported the project – whether… Read more Thank you and Happy New Year
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The very symbol of neglect, tumbleweeds are rather dramatic in their own way.