Jan Stafford Kellis

grammar and punctuation

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No time to read? Horrors!

“I don’t have time to read,”  mused my friend.  I’ll call her Dora.  Dora Boring. I considered her statement, glancing around her immaculate house and yard.  She doesn’t work more than 25 hours per week (I work 50 outside the home, not counting my writing);  she has two kids and…

Whose Dictionary Are You Using?

I attended a seminar yesterday in which the facilitator used the word ‘profusively’ five times. We were updating our CPR training, and the question was: “if you happen upon a scene were a victim is bleeding profusively, what do you do?” I thought: before or after I correct his grammar?…

Superfluous Apostrophes

My  new job entails driving to a lot of remote camps and summer homes on roads with no posted names too narrow to pass another truck unless one backs up to the nearest wide spot or driveway to allow the other one by. I’ve always had a pet peeve for…