Category Archives: Susan’s posts

VAGARIES OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Susan Vaughan here. Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day, but my topic is far from hearts and flowers. If you hate grammar, you have my permission to read no further. For this post is about changing and meandering usage and spelling in … Continue reading

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. LEGACY: A CONTINUING STRUGGLE

Susan Vaughan here on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Given the continuing racial and ethnic divides in the United States, one wonders what the Reverend Dr. King would think of the progress or lack thereof of civil rights. The holiday … Continue reading

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THIS CAMPAIGN NOT THE NASTIEST?

Not even close, according to several articles I read. Never fear. This won’t be an historical treatise, thick with party platforms and wide-ranging political details. We’re going way back in U.S. history, to take a look at nineteenth-century mudslinging. Forbes.com … Continue reading

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Danube Cruise — Tragedy and Valor

Susan Vaughan here. We made friends and enjoyed the sights on our recent Viking Cruise on the Danube River from Germany to Austria. What happened, both good and bad, keeps turning over in my mind, so I felt I needed … Continue reading

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Is That a Real Holiday?

Susan Vaughan here. While going through a calendar given to me, I found a number of special commemorative days and sort-of holidays I’d never heard of. I’m betting few of you have heard of them too. September has more than … Continue reading

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