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February 25, 2020

Celebrating poet Maxine McIntosh-McCalla (Miss P.)

Introduction Today’s a very special day to me, and it’s also a very special day for poet Maxine McIntosh-McCalla (affectionately, Miss P.) of Barton, St. Elizabeth, […]
April 2, 2020

How to use the cosmos to approach preparing for life

What happens after there has been a period of darkness? I’m guessing that’s probably the burning question when there is troubled times in our lives or in […]
April 20, 2020

How to avoid those unnecessary pronouns (i.e. “it”)

Relativization is a process whereby a noun or noun phrase in an embedded sentence is deleted. A relativizer is the relative pronoun that, who/whom or which, […]
April 20, 2020

How to do away with the pronoun “it”

Pronominalization is the use of a pronoun instead of a noun. Pronominalization is appropriate where “a noun or noun phrase in an embedded sentence is . . . identical […]