“But I wuz robbed”
I miss my dad. He died at age 94 — way back last century. He was long-lived and clung on, […]
Don’t end sentence with proposition
As my wife, Bonnie, and I read Sunday’s Optic, she said, “Did you notice the grammatical error in one of […]
We sort of like help people
“Gee, Dad, I wonder if maybe I could kind of like borrow the car tonight. Some of the guys are […]
What’s in a word?
A recent column on the use of profanity and obscenity drew quite a bit of reaction. I’d written about language […]
We can’t live on tips
How much might a person earn as a door holder opener? I can answer that in a heartbeat: exactly 25 […]
Grownups use childish taunts
When we were kids — and because we were kids — we used lots of taunting phrases, the most popular […]
What’s in a name?
I’ve been called a number of things åin my life. Some of the names, at least, have even been respectable. […]
Quitting ‘cold turkey’?
Don’t most of us use expressions that mean nothing, that can’t really explain why those combinations of letters come to […]
Snippets of things past
My mom, the late Marie Trujillo, was certainly not a woman of limitless patience. And proof of that were the […]