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What is a Collocation? Posted by on Feb 17, 2017

Back in the 1950s and ‘60s there was a group of performers who seemed to always be together. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford – They called themselves The Rat Pack. They performed together, made movies together, partied together, and each made the other better. In many ways, they were the physical…

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Expressions of Love for Valentine’s Day Posted by on Feb 13, 2017

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air. We’ll get to that and other common expressions of love in just a minute, but first let’s talk about the holiday. Celebrated on February 14th in many countries around the world, this day originated as a Christian holiday celebrating one or more early saints named…

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Does Time Have a Point? Posted by on Feb 10, 2017

One of the most common phrases you’ll hear in English is, “At this point in time.” What does it actually mean? Is it grammatically correct, or is there a better way of saying it? I’m not here to discuss the physics of time, or theories (real and fanciful) related to spacetime continuums and all that…

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Streets, Beats & Eats – New Orleans Posted by on Feb 9, 2017

Join us on a tour of the Big Easy in our first ever 2-part “Streets, Beats & Eats” episode. There’s just that much delicious food and awesome live music in New Orleans – it couldn’t be contained in one! In Part One, explore the French Quarter. Visit Jackson Square, stroll along the Mississippi River, dine…

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Possessing the Apostrophe Posted by on Feb 2, 2017

The misuse of an apostrophe drives me crazy. Seriously, I have been known to scream out loud when I see signs like the one pictured. Let’s explain the apostrophe and, hopefully, take steps to make this world a saner place. An apostrophe is a punctuation mark used to denote either possession, or the omission of…

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