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My nephew is in second grade and recently came home with Indian as spelling word. His teacher did not capitalize it and said it was not a proper noun, but an adjective and should not be capitalized. I was always taught to capitalize the “I” because is was refering to a race of people. Which way is the proper way?
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Ten minutes to write. Less time to read.
Earl and I went to the movies tonight, a very rare occurrence. We don’t like the same type of movies at all, and neither one of us is particularly accommodating to the other’s taste. He wants John Wayne and shoot-em-up-bang-bang.
… finish reading Date Night
Weather-wise everything has been strange this year. Copious Spring rains caused farmers to plant their crops later than usual. A mild summer, with more rain, brought more challenges. In my world, the roses were unhappy; the coneflowers were late, and
… finish reading Just in Time
I’m so glad I don’t live where you garden twelve months of the year. Although . . . one benefit might be that Fall clean-up would never occur. And quite possible Spring preparations wouldn’t be a special event either.
… finish reading Garden Wind Down
Anyone who’s had moles infest their lawn and gardens knows what I’m talking about. They are pesky little animals who burrow just under the earth’s surface, creating tunnels all over the place. These tunnels are squishy, ruin the grass, and
… finish reading Moles
They go by many names: June bugs, fireflies, lightning bugs, glow worms, and – officially – photuris pensylvanica. But my childhood remembers them as June bugs because they always appeared in June no matter where I lived. They found me
… finish reading June Bugs
This spring was marked by deluges of rain to the point where farmers had difficulty planting their crops. But in the last couple weeks, summer decided to show up in full force. Heat, humidity, and long days when the sun
… finish reading Water
How’s this for an algebraic equation? Mulch to flowerbeds equals make-up to faces.
That is, mulch covers a wide surface and hides a variety of blemishes while resisting weeds and other unwanted things just as foundation make-up covers a surface
… finish reading Mulch
This season I am growing basil and cilantro from seed. This should probably have been started inside in mid-Spring, but I missed that boat. I’m in the one where the crops will be late summer bloomers.
I sprinkled the packets
… finish reading Basil and Cilantro
We’re almost to May, so most of the spring flowers have bloomed; and Old Man Winter is about to sneak off for good. He might have one or two more windy grumbles left, but that’s it. Flowers now rule the
… finish reading Spring Flowers