Category: Lifestyle

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Column: Navigating ‘none’

Question: “On a recent TV show, one of the characters said, ‘We’re in danger. We’re not safe. None of us are.’ My schooling tells me this is so wrong. It should be, ‘We’re not...

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Column: ‘Flout’ or ‘flaunt?’

Here’s a question for you: When you’re late to work, and you’re flying down the road 15 miles an hour over the speed limit, are you “flouting” the law, or “flaunting” it? The issue...

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Column: ‘Bereft’ or ‘bereaved?’

I heard something on the national news this week that sent me on a confusing journey of grammatical discovery. I’ll confess to not knowing the exact context of the statement, because there were a...

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Column: No lolling about with grammar

Question: “Hi, Grammar Guy. I read your reports on the Southside Times, which covers the south side communities of Indianapolis. Ever since I found them, I make-a-point to check out your comments every week....

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Column: ‘Marinate’ and ‘marinade’

QUESTION: “Dear Grammar Guy, is there a difference between ‘marinate’ and ‘marinade?’ I was flipping through a cook book the other day and the author seemed to be a real stickler for those two...

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Column: When to plant your garden

Commentary by Noah Herron Spring is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning the vegetable garden. Vegetables that are safe to start indoors now include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, leeks, lettuce,...

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Column: What are your shields?

Commentary by Kristin Boice Are you afraid of being hurt? Are you uncomfortable with uncertainty? Are you afraid to feel your feelings? It’s a universal need to feel safe and secure emotionally and physically....