The No. 9 Bus

Not long after retiring from my job as a librarian at the University of Alberta, I got a contract job teaching a communications course (grammar and writing) at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). For the most of the many years that I worked at the university, I walked the two kilometers or so … More The No. 9 Bus

Quote of the Day

“Sometimes a single moment can epitomize what the Israeli occupation means in human terms. On February 2, the army destroyed twenty-three Palestinian homes in Jinba and Halawa in the South Hebron Hills, leaving eighty-seven people, sixty of them children, without shelter in the depth of the freezing desert winter. The excuse: the army needs Jinba … More Quote of the Day

Grammar Quiz

Choose the correct word: Of the two cats, Isabella is by far the (smarter/smartest). Wayne had to admit that Cheryl’s humus was (tastier/more tasty) than his. The policeman (that/who) gave Merrill and Linda a ticket has been fired. Chrystia was taken (aback/back) by Ivan’s objection to her score keeping. Give the book to (whoever/whomever) wants … More Grammar Quiz

Quote of the Day

“If you have the power to change the world for the better, you should do it. That’s why people who do nothing are idiots, but idiots who do nothing are life-savers.” ― James McGregor

Quote of the Day

“Each of us is sometimes a cretin, a fool, a moron, or a lunatic. A normal person is just a reasonable mix of these components, these four ideal types.” ― Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum