Correcting Your Behavior Since 2017

June 1, 2020

"Whatever" originally ran on February 12th, 2018

Throughout the works of Shakespeare (William, that is, not Ralph), we see countless examples of characters verbally sparring back an...

May 25, 2020

A classic character in the spy and detective genres is that of the criminal mastermind, an evildoer so ingenious as to outsmart even the cleverest of detectives. These masters of d...

May 18, 2020

This week, we welcome a first-time guest curmudgeon to the fold. It's always so heartening to know that I'm not the only one out there experiencing constant annoyance over one thin...

May 11, 2020

Greetings, readers, and happy Mental Health Awareness Month to one and all! I only recently learned of May’s designation as such and my goodness, I feel so out of touch and late to...

May 4, 2020

There are a number of things that happen regularly on television and in movies that rarely, if ever, happen in real life . . . mostly because they make no sense. 

There’s the crimin...

April 27, 2020

It has long been my contention that most Americans these days don’t give much consideration to the words they use, a weakness that has given rise to many of the dopey word combinat...

April 20, 2020

A few years ago, your Curmudgeon was witness to a remarkable conversation between two theatre actors who were working together for the first time. Over the course of a meal, they m...

April 13, 2020

Last week, I was alerted to the existence of a website that offers a rather encouraging interactive graph entitled “COVID-19 projections assuming full social distancing through May...

April 6, 2020

As we've often pointed out, misused quotation marks can make for some very confusing messages. And yet, the virus-like trend persists, with cases of quotation mark abuse continuing...

March 30, 2020

You know who we haven’t heard from in a while? The positive thinkers. It seems that ever since the coronavirus dismantled all our lives, there’s been nary so much as a pe...

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