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Susan Richards is a retired editor living in Thornton, Colorado.

  • Grammatical peeves

    Verbification. Coining a verb from a noun. It makes any English purist shudder. I’d like to strangle those who originated or help perpetuate these: Summit: To reach the top of a mountain, to reach the summit. Medal or podium: To… Read More ›

  • Illegal aliens are… illegal!

    If they are allowed to stay in the United States, under any condition, isn’t the citizenship of every legal U.S. citizen devalued by that much? By definition, illegal aliens are… illegal. Why should they receive a single right or benefit… Read More ›

  • Saddam Hussein caught

    My first reaction was: “Woot!! They got him!!!” But in the same moment: “Arghhh, Bush will be re-elected for sure.”

  • Insomnia

    Insomnia, unfortunately, is not lethal.

  • In the beginning…

    Hello, world. It’s me again. Perhaps only briefly this time, but who knows. I need someone to talk to, and have no one, so maybe here I’ll just talk to everyone. Or to no one. If a blog is written… Read More ›

  • Excuses, excuses

    Oh joy. The “peaceniks” in Washington said Bush just wants Iraq’s oil. It’s not unreasonable to assume that might be at least a part of his motivation. Well, damned if he hasn’t now come up with a pretext for seizing… Read More ›

  • English ala Bush

    Please, Mr. Bush, stop embarrassing yourself in public!! There is a difference between persecution and prosecution and most college-educated people know the difference. You embarrass me and the country with mistakes like that in your prepared speeches. Use your speechwriters,… Read More ›

  • About blog design

    Why choose one blog template over another? One good reason: This one is readable. So many of those offered use very wide columns for the entries, or a color combination that’s hard on the eyes, or reverse type, or worst… Read More ›