On my usual post-election sabbatical. Back on Tuesday, May 19.
Juxtaposition of the day.
First up, the "myth of retirement."
61% of Americans expect to continue working past the age of 65
Only 21% of Americans say they plan to stop working at the age of retirement, according to a new survey.
Interesting words I encountered while wandering through the blogosphere.
synecdoche (si-NEK-duh-kee). n. -- a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part, the special for the general or the general for the special. "Nice set of wheels" to mean "nice car" is an example of synecdoche, as is "you ain't no Einstein" to impugn someone's intelligence.
We all know about Dear John letters. Now we have the Dear John Facebook post:
A Brooklyn woman scored a judge’s approval to legally change her relationship status to “single” via Facebook.
In a landmark ruling, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper is allowing a nurse named Ellanora Baidoo to serve her elusive husband with divorce papers via a Facebook message.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A newly revised tattoo policy that will remove the limit on the number and size of soldiers' tattoos is coming very soon, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said Wednesday.
Sad but true: We've allowed our neighborhoods to become so dangerous we can't just let our kids be kids anymore.
I'm a new father. Like many new parents, I've been giving a lot of thought to how I want to raise my child. And just as this became my life's primary mission, there emerged this phenomenon of "free range kids." An anti-helicopter parenting movement was just what I wanted.
OMG, Michelle Obama looked practically bald on "Jeopardy!" last night!
Those rotten kids and all that texting, I tell you. With the way they abbreviate and make up acronyms and leave grammar behind, they are just ruinin' the English language, ruinin' it, I tell you.
But hold on there, not so fast:
Yikes. Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism is cutting staff positions and plans to gradually reduce enrollment "as the news industry retrenches."