Monthly Archives: November 2013

Bring Back Mugwump

Forget putting selfie in the dictionary. We need to revive the word, mugwump. I have been reading The American Language, by H. L. Mencken, a fascinating history of American English, although at 770 pages (and that’s the abridged version!) it’s … Continue reading

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A Dollar Does Go As Far As It Used To

Mr. Freddie Ciampi, dance instructor extraordinaire, and owner of Social Graces Ballroom Dance Studios, provided the basis for this story in response to my October call for ideas from my readers. Thank you for suggestion, Freddie, and thanks for being … Continue reading

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