The Biggest Grammar Goof

At the risk of sounding obsessive, I must once again bring up an egregious grammatical error that is popping up with ever more frequency in print journalism, as well as other media. This is the fourth entry in The Grammar Grouch in less than four years that deals with...

Book Giveaway Contest

Hello, young book lovers, whoever you are … Uh, oh, you may be too young to be familiar with that augmented lyric from The King and I, the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. No matter, if you like reading crime and thriller novels, this is for you. It’s...

Exploitation

I for the life of me can think of only two things that have benefited our economy under Trump: the tax cuts and the removal of regulations. But the tax cuts haven’t done much to boost wages, and won’t, in the long run, be very beneficial because 83 percent went...

Witness for the Prosecution

For an author, acquiring book reviews on Amazon is a difficult task, at best. Amazon imposes strict restrictions on the posting of reviews, and if they are not met, down come the reviews. That is like getting kicked in the head for the author, who depends on reviews...

Publix and Politics

Letters to the Editor of the Palm Beach Post reveal that, to some patrons, shopping at Publix no longer is a pleasure, but a pain. The letters came on the heels of a Post editorial assailing Publix for contributing a lot of money to the Florida gubernatorial campaign...