I’m happy to
report that my Aunt Bo is getting settled in her new home. To clarify: her body
and belongings are settled there, but her heart and mind are still processing
the change. This move (into assisted living) is likely to be the last move
she’ll make before she leaves this earth, and something about the finality of
it has made for a hard adjustment. Her move was
planned for February 25th—the day after my birthday. So, after getting home
from my birthday dinner, my family went next...
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I am fighting a losing battle, and I know it.
I want the English language to stop changing. Well, not completely; I don’t mind adding new words and expressions here and there; I just wish the old ones—and the way we use them—didn’t have to change.
I’ll give you an example:
When my daughters and I go out for a meal together and our server approaches the table, greeting us with a cheery, “Hi guys!” I feel my blood pressure rise and I have the overwhelming impulse to loudly state what should be obvious,...
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