Six Years

On February 21, 2014, in Anniversaries, Family, Healing, In Memoriam, Life, Surviving, by rsguthrie

Six means many different things to many people. To some it is the length of an engagement; to others, the lifespan of an entire marriage; to the lucky, perhaps, but six of fifty-six. Or seventy-six. Six can be a beginning or a lifetime. Often, it is the first day of first grade—a beginning into the […]

 

Do I Look Fat In These Jeans? (More About The Misuse Of Words)

I blogged recently about common misuses and abuses of the English language. It was all prompted by the alluring Scarlett Johansson uttering what I assumed to be a scripted line in a Super Bowl commercial. Firstly, you are all welcome—who else could manage to fit in two (count them, TWO) pictures of the sultry, pouting, […]

 

An Author Blog Chain

On February 16, 2014, in Uncategorized, by rsguthrie

So a writer friend of mine named Renée Pawlish (also a fellow Colorado resident), asked if I want to participate in a kind of blog chain. Now if you recall the old “chain letters” and then “chain emails”, they always had a bit of a negative connotation, primarily because they asked a large group of […]

 

Grammar Police Undercover: Pet Peeves At The Donut Shop

I’ve admitted it before: I love words, and, conversely, it causes me physical discomfort (and even agitation) when simple grammatical phrases are misused, abused, and generally disrespected by the very professionals who are (ostensibly) supposed to treat them kindly. One of the more popular commercials that aired for the Super Bowl this year was notable […]

 

Global Warming, BITE ME. Bring On Summer!

Anyone who knows much about me knows how much I revere the late John Hughes and his brilliant canon of movies. The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Uncle Buck, Pretty In Pink, Vacation, Christmas Vacation, Mr. Mom, The Great Outdoors,  Home Alone, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, She’s Having A Baby—the list goes on. I intentionally omitted one particular movie […]

 

Crappy Bowl, Crappy Ads—WORSE Responses

Okay, here it is: the inevitable rehashing and armchair-quarterbacking of both the game itself AND the “Super Ads”. I usually wouldn’t sink to “joining the herd” of sheeple blathering about the aftermath, whether crying about the poor game or lamely decrying commercial advertisements as “unworthy” of their time. Most years I just say the same […]

 

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