Some words or phrases can carry great weight
Steve Eighinger

Some words or phrases can carry great weight

It will be a few months before the 2017 Word of the Year is revealed by the American Dialect Society, but I'm already getting anxious.

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Flabbergasted takes on a whole new meaning
Steve Eighinger

Flabbergasted takes on a whole new meaning

Every so often the Washington Post runs a contest that encourages readers to supply alternative meanings for common words, or "neologisms." The following are some of my favorites from those lists.

Your Turn/Matt Bergman
Your Turn

Your Turn/Matt Bergman

Your Turn/Matt Bergman

Big hearts show up, from Iowa to Florida
Steve Eighinger

Big hearts show up, from Iowa to Florida

It's time to feel good -- again. This edition of "Good Guys of the Month" brought a few extra smiles to my face. I hope you agree.

Disasters like Hurricane Irma become more personal in today's world
Steve Eighinger

Disasters like Hurricane Irma become more personal in today's world

The 150 mph winds, flooding and the peripheral damage accompanying this wrath were all hundreds of miles away. It became a lot more personal, however, while I was scrolling through Facebook, particularly Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Water, water everywhere, except in my house
Steve Eighinger

Water, water everywhere, except in my house

My first thought was, "Kathy is going to kill me, my wife is absolutely going to kill me."

Your Turn/J.T. Dozier
Your Turn

Your Turn/J.T. Dozier

Your Turn/J.T. Dozier

Next road trip will include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Steve Eighinger

Next road trip will include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

I've already got my itinerary ready for a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and none of the displays I want to see involves the Beatles, Rolling Stones or Elvis.

Never tell me the odds
Steve Eighinger

Never tell me the odds

All of the recent hub-bub surrounding the huge Powerball lottery got me thinking about how lucky someone would have to be to possess a winning ticket.

Your Turn/Bill Durall
Your Turn

Your Turn/Bill Durall

Your Turn/Bill Durall