Word study: Retronym

Word study: Retronym

Remember how excited I got when I discovered contronyms?! That ebullience is back, baby! Last night, I learned another cool term: retronym*. (Hat tip to Kory Stamper's excellent Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries.) *“retronym,” Merriam-Webster.com...
Writing tip: Avoid ableist language

Writing tip: Avoid ableist language

When I fractured my ankle, I had to be in a walking boot for a couple of weeks. I was lucky to still be mobile, but I had to stay off uneven terrain while in the boot and four weeks after. I became acutely aware of hard it can be to get around even on solid ground. My...
Need a hobby? Try nature journaling!

Need a hobby? Try nature journaling!

Looking for a new hobby? Want to stretch your creativity? Interested in more self-expression? Need an excuse to engage with nature? Nature journaling is a great pastime that requires few resources can be done any time you want and has serious health benefits. The...