The Circle of Knowledge
2017 has been a long year. I’ve felt more like an adult this year than any other, and although I’m still working through many of the things that have changed – socially, physically, mentally – I’m lucky to have great love in my life even when the days feel dark.
Happy New Year! I hope you were able to celebrate last night with friends, family, a loved one, a great movie, favorite book, or at least one co-worker you like. I indulged in an ice cream sundae, drank champagne, read Vinegar Girl, and reigned supreme in two Skip-Bo games. Nick & I welcomed 2017 with a kiss and shots, and now, 12 hours in, I have work on my mind and procrastination to pay for. So far, nothing has really changed! Not that I’m complaining. I looked back at my first post of 2016, which was short, but full of optimism, hope, and a horrendous/wonderful “that was so last year” joke.…
That’s right, 2016 is a Leap Year! So no, that’s not a typo and I didn’t forget how many days are in a “normal” year. Thanks Greg, whoever you are (apparently he is Pope Gregory XIII respectfully; my apologies) for the extra day. I spent my first 2016 morning the way I wish I could spend all my mornings: with new books, fancy coffee, an overwhelming blanket, and writing materials. I had a wonderful evening celebrating (mourning?) the end of 2015, but since that was so last year I won’t go too much into it.* December 31st usually takes the brunt of any distaste or dissatisfaction for the entire 364 day…
2015: A Review
Here it is – the last week of the year. Now is the time to revive those old new year resolutions and try to cram them in during the next few days and become a better person than you were last year [and throughout this year]. Or, maybe it is the time to look back on all of the changes you made, and commend yourself for adding more happiness and satisfaction to your life. Or, maybe you’re fully ready to say f*** it to the past three-hundred sixty some-odd days and plow full speed ahead into 2016. I fall under the umbrella of each of these, and as many others like…
Seasonal Pluralization & Other Errors
‘Tis the season for bookish gifts, literary awards, and pluralization troubles. Greeting cards and holiday imagery are usually littered with seasonal sentiments and last name conundrums – so today we will get to the bottom of common mistakes made with plural (and non-plural) titles as well as other errors. When used in a sentence, the “merry” before Christmas is usually incorrectly capitalized: We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a merry Christmas! The same goes for New Year’s Day and Eve: Have a safe and Happy New Year! Have a safe and happy New Year! Of course, the argument can be made for capitalizing all the words on a…