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Can you help settle a debate? What is the correct usage of the almighty hyphen for describing someone’s age? For example, when describing a young adult, is it correct to write 20-year-old student with hyphens or 20 year old student without hyphens? If one wants to omit “student” what would be correct: 20 year old or 20-year-old. My reputation is on the line so your assistance is much appreciated!!
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Tonight the forty-second annual Kennedy Center Honors bestowed recognition on five people or groups for dedication to their particular artistic endeavors and their commitment to enhancing the cultural world around them. (Note: The event was on December 8, but was
… finish reading The Kennedy Center Honors
Earl joined a community choir early this past fall, and he’s been practicing for a holiday concert ever since.
The criteria for membership were few. Singers had to be at least fifty years old and available for rehearsal on Tuesday
… finish reading Sounds Good
Today I held a luncheon/cookie exchange at my home. The guests were to make a cookie recipe of their choice and bring the results to share with others. I didn’t count, but I believe about ten kinds of cookies showed
… finish reading Cookies
I gave up sending Christmas cards almost fifty years ago. I felt obligated to include a note, handwritten with the particular recipient in mind, in each one. It took forever. So the December my ex-husband and I separated, I decided
… finish reading Holiday Greetings
My stepfather, Ollie, died on this day twenty-five years ago. I checked the fifteen years that I’ve been writing this blog to see how often I’ve mentioned his passing. If you’re interested, go to my website and type “Ollie” into
… finish reading December 7
I believe the above guttural sound is attributed to pirates as they charge forth in battle. My take is that it is a cry of panic acknowledging that Christmas is twenty-four days away. That’s less than four weeks.
… finish reading Aaarrgghh!
What hasn’t been said about this national holiday?
There’s the story of the first Thanksgiving, most likely much of it apocryphal. There’s the planning that goes into the special dinner, often centered around turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. Pumpkin pie
… finish reading Giving Thanks
Five weeks from today is Christmas . . . and we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving yet.
Thanksgiving is the latest this year that it can ever be, which means the Lenten season and the retail season are both truncated. Merchants,
… finish reading Rushing By
Today is Monday, November 11. It is also Veterans Day; but unlike other national holidays that have been moved arbitrarily to Monday for a long weekend’s sake, this holiday falls on November 11 no matter what day of the week
… finish reading Veterans Day