FREELANCE COLUMNISTStefanie Pettit email@example.com
Stefanie Pettit is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her columns include Landmarks, featuring historic buildings and sites, and Front Porch.
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Jan. 9, 2020, 5 a.m.
I just love it when people think of innovative or spot-on perfect gifts to get for people they care about. It’s hard to accomplish, but when you get it right, it’s a gem that everyone – in addition to the recipient – can appreciate.
Dec. 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
For many of us, perhaps the nerdier in our midst, this is the time when our inner logophilia eagerly rises to the surface as we begin our annual end-of-the-year search for announcements of the various official Words of the Year (which are sometimes phrases). Happily, for those of us who love words, the lists are now forthcoming.
Dec. 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
Having lain dormant for many months now, my inner Grammar Goddess feels the need to rise up and spread her wings in celebratory and protective guardian-angel mode, this time to pay homage to a fighter for truth, justice and the proper usage of the oft-maligned and misused apostrophe. Behold the hero: John Richards. A retired copy editor from Boston, Lincolnshire, England, in 2001 he created the Apostrophe Protection Society with the singular aim of preserving the correct usage of this much-abused punctuation mark. Richards announced earlier this month he is withdrawing from the public fight and closing his organization.
Nov. 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
A few weeks ago, when Bruce was in the hospital getting prepped for surgery, he looked over at us and told the pre-op nurse that our son Carl and I were there as his support crew.