Black Friday Shopping

Wishing my American readers a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving season. Will you be participating in that great American tradition: Black Friday shopping? I never have, because I hate the crowds, but I've heard that more and more people are turning to online deal sites and other cyber-shopping options, in lieu of running out to Black Friday sales. How about you? Please let me know your favorite shopping tactics by posting a comment below, or share with us why you will (or won't) participate in this year's Black Friday sales.   … [Read more...]

One Space or Two at the End of a Sentence?

AAAARGH! Am I the last person on the Internet to learn that modern typography calls for just one space after a sentence, not two? In my defense, yes, I did learn to type on a manual typewriter, which had a monospaced (fixed-width) Courier font. On the other hand, I have been writing and publishing on the Internet for more than (hmmmm) sixteen years! To learn exactly why the double space after a period has been abandoned, here are two articles. The first is from Grammar Girl: How Many Spaces After A Period?. The second from Slate: Space Invaders: Why you should never, ever use two spaces after … [Read more...]

Do You Teach Evolution or Creationism?

This week's topic at Surfnetkids.com is Human Evolution. As I was penning it, I thought a lot about my readers, many of whom, might teach creationism instead of evolution. Since comments on not enabled on that section of Surfnetkids.com, I decided to open up the discussion here. So, my question to you is, as a parent or a teacher, do you teach evolution or creationism? Feel free to leave a comment, but please be civil. … [Read more...]