Words in the News

As a word nerd, I’m delighted to report the recent proliferation of news about words. As a writer and editor, I’m always examining words – where they come from, why an author chose one over another, which word will give just the right emphasis to an argument or a product plug.

A Legacy of Service

I toggle between multiple news outlets to get a good variety of daily headlines, and a story on the local Fox affiliate in Boise caught my attention for a bittersweet reason.

It prompted me to learn more about the Civil Air Patrol, the nonprofit civilian auxiliary for the U.S. Air Force.

Looking Back, Looking Ahead


The best – or at least, most amusing – Christmas gift of 2020 is pictured here; my sister found these ornaments on Etsy.

‘Tis the time of year to reflect on the triumphs and challenges of the past 12 months.

Two books I edited were published this year, one fiction and one nonfiction, in addition to writing and/or editing multiple magazine articles and a news website.

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