Wednesday on Writing: Evolving Language

A debate often comes up in writing discussions about the way the American English language is changing, and is it a good or bad thing. A lot of people tend to get defensive about additions, deletions, and changes in usage that seem to keep coming up every year. New words are added to dictionaries, old … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Evolving Language

Wednesday Wanderings: Einstein and Music, Antioch’s Gates of Hell, Umlauts, and Giant Spheres in Bosnia

It seems Einstein found music an important part of his scientific thinking: Einstein and Music The article is a bit sensationalized, but there seems to be some sort of pyschic phenomenon in the location of the ancient city of Antioch in Turkey: Antioch Gates of Hell The umlaut, that phonetic mark made up of two … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Einstein and Music, Antioch’s Gates of Hell, Umlauts, and Giant Spheres in Bosnia

Wednesday Wanderings: Thor Fumbles, Bird Language, Summer Salads, and Help Kids Photograph Nature

Even the God of Thunder has his moments. "I meant to do that!" God of Butterfingers Scientists may be learning how early hominids developed language. With the help of birds: Bird Language Need some new ideas for fresh salads for those hot summer days when you just don't want to do a lot of cooking? … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Thor Fumbles, Bird Language, Summer Salads, and Help Kids Photograph Nature