10 Items Or Fewer

While a co-worker and I were discussing a grammatical element in a story (such scintillating discussions we have around the water cooler!), the name of the Morgan Freeman movie "10 Items or Less" came up. The common phrase "10 items or less" is grammatically incorrect. "Less" refers to volume, while "fewer" refers to numbers. Therefore,…
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Yes, It’s Been A While…

Here’s a snapshot from Lake Bemidji State Park a couple of weeks ago. I love finding little pockets of flowers in the wildnerness. I started this blog four months ago just to try it out, and it never got any further than that. I always meant to get back to it, and then Bethany and…
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Fourth Of July Weekend

Spectators (including kids waiting for candy!) line Beltrami Avenue Northwest as the Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival Grand Parade begins Sunday afternoon. The Fourth of July weekend, as always, was a busy one for Bemidji, with the Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival brightening up the waterfront and downtown for five days. I was a little bored amidst…
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Night At The Theater

‘Terminal’ had a lot of life Matt Goinz as Tommy is shown at the start of his final monlogue in "Terminal."   I don’t usually like to know too much about a production once I’ve decided to see it, so I really had no idea what to expect when I went to see "Terminal: The…
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