There Be Dragons - a Review

Dragons. Do you believe they exist? There are Komodo dragons, but I’m not talking about them. I’m talking about huge…

Random Contronyms

Homonyms are confusing enough, but there is another category of confusing words: contronyms. Contronyms—also spelled contranyms—are also known as auto-antonyms,…

Random Contronyms

honeycomb weathering of a cliff overhang, wikipedia

Homonyms are confusing enough, but there is another category of confusing words: contronyms. Contronyms—also spelled contranyms—are also known as auto-antonyms, antagonyms, enantiodromes, self-antonyms, antilogies, and Janus words. Janus was the Roman god of beginnings and endings. He is often depicted with two faces looking in opposite directions.   dabster A dabster is one who is…

The Period or Full Stop

Charles Dickens at his desk in 1858, wikipedia

What would life be like without punctuation? Schoolchildren might rejoice that there would be less homework. But when you stop and think about it, that homework would be more difficult. Anything we read would be so much more confusing. Because of the period, we are able to see where one thought ends and another begins.…

Dark Matter – a Review

Dark Matter

Think about your life for a moment. What decision did you make that defines who you are? What would have happened if you chose another path? Would you still be happy? What if there are other yous out there? This science-fiction thriller is full of surprises. Jason Dessen’s peaceful, happy life is thrown into turmoil.…