"If you're at a Target store, pay attention to the cash registers," Lori writes. "Each one has a message on the screen that says something like 'Save 5% everyday.' It's like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.
Updated: January 13, 2013, - 03:38 PM
The year is 2017. My 4-year-old granddaughter Stephanie (not her real name) looks wide-eyed at our holiday dinner, her face aglow with candlelight, and exclaims, "Let's eat Grammy!"
Updated: December 30, 2012, - 02:07 PM
In an earlier column I ventured the comment that "many attorneys are excellent writers" who "care about precise communication."
Updated: December 16, 2012, - 04:07 PM
Imagine spending seven hours in a room with 30 or 40 attorneys. Actually, it's more fun than you might think.
Updated: December 02, 2012, - 04:02 PM
"I want you to make me a better writer, Doc," said my luncheon companion. "Hang on. Gotta take this call. Anyways, my boss says my co-worker Britney and myself gotta stop flaunting all those grammar rules."
Updated: November 18, 2012, - 07:02 PM
According to the calendar, the new year begins on Jan. 1, but for me fall is the start of the new year. The changing angle of the sun, the chill in the morning air, the rustle and smell of dry leaves underfoot -- all signal a new season and the promise of change.
Updated: November 04, 2012, - 10:59 PM
I was sitting in my favorite coffee shop, Nirvana for English Majors. All around me people were clacking away on keyboards, reciting poetry in mellifluous tones and reading books like "Silas Marner" and "Moby Dick." Except for two patrons.
Updated: October 14, 2012, - 04:03 PM
I hold the door for a white-haired gentleman.
Updated: September 30, 2012, - 05:45 PM
In response to my column about how texting is changing the way we communicate, Karen writes that she too used to worry that something might be lost:
Updated: September 16, 2012, - 03:57 PM