Help! I’m “speeding” toward a family feud about parts of speech…

Recently, I received this request for an opinion from a fellow creative writer, who needed help in settling a family dispute over parts of speech—some words don’t seem to fit into the basic eight (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, preposition, conjunction, interjection). We were out for dinner today with the whole family. The grandkids were playing Mad Libs, and my … More Help! I’m “speeding” toward a family feud about parts of speech…

BookLit: “Victoria” – Tale of a Young Queen

Victoria is a novel by Daisy Goodwin, who also created and wrote the eight-part ITV/PBS drama of the same name currently airing in the US on Masterpiece. Daisy Goodwin, author of the New York Times bestselling novels The Fortune Hunter and The American Heiress, is a Londoner who earned a degree in history at Cambridge, attended Columbia’s film … More BookLit: “Victoria” – Tale of a Young Queen

Living Her Life in “Jeopardy” Before Colon Cancer Claimed Her

Updated from the original post on The Patient Path – December 16, 2016 Acknowledging the Sad Passing of Someone Who Had Time Enough to Live Her Dream: Cindy Stowell, “Jeopardy!” Champion JEOPARDY PRODUCTIONS, INC., VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS ‘Jeopardy!’ Champion Dies Before She Could See Her Triumph on TV See Original Story 12/16/16 By DANIEL VICTOR Last Friday, it … More Living Her Life in “Jeopardy” Before Colon Cancer Claimed Her

Gwen Ifill, PBS Reporter, Dies of Uterine Cancer

Reposted from ThePatientPath.net – Coping with Women’s Cancers Photo Credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images for “Meet The Press” I was Gwen Ifill’s age when I was diagnosed with uterine (endometrial) cancer three years ago. Today, the world lost an astute, inspiring reporter, whom I’ve followed on the PBS NewsHour  for a number of years. More than 60,000 … More Gwen Ifill, PBS Reporter, Dies of Uterine Cancer

Thanksgiving Day and Globalization

REPOSTED WITH THANKS FROM THE ARTICLE ON GLOBALBUSINESS.ME BY FAROK J. CONTRACTOR, PROFESSOR OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY © 2015 Prof. Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers University See the updated post: Second Helping, November 24, 2016 As Americans sit down to their Thanksgiving Day repasts each year, they are taught to recall the story of the “Pilgrim Fathers,” … More Thanksgiving Day and Globalization

In Memoriam: Charles Hard Townes, Inventor of the “Maser” – 1915-2015

The invention of the laser can be dated to 1958 with the publication of the scientific paper “Infrared and Optical Masers” by Arthur L. Schawlow, then a Bell Labs researcher, and Charles H. Townes, then a consultant to Bell Labs. That paper, published in Physical Review, a journal of the American Physical Society, opened the door to a … More In Memoriam: Charles Hard Townes, Inventor of the “Maser” – 1915-2015

Q&A #2: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Press clueless as to “whom” should take over . . .

Image Credit: “Old Newsie” Photo – CallingExtra.com by Kristina Romero Recently I received this cry of outrage and a request for clarity from a fellow book lover and avid reader of magazines and newspapers who is dismayed at the state of English usage in the media. A summary of her complaint, and my thoughts, follow. Comments are welcome. QUESTION Hi, … More Q&A #2: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Press clueless as to “whom” should take over . . .