There’s a new website in town talking taxes. TaxHelp.org recently launched and has more than 150 free resources about United States taxes. Tis the season to check out resources like their General Guide to Taxes. I used to write my own simple guide to taxes, but I’m less in the know now and happy to share this… Continue reading New online resource talks taxes in plain English.
Lee & Low Books has monitored children’s multicultural books since they were founded in 1991. For intriguing perspectives on why the number has barely increased, read more from their experts and research.
Amazingly detailed map of North American English dialects. It’s complicated to look at but really fun to explore. [Related update: The film If These Knishes Could Talk, which is about New York Accents, premieres tonight. There are great dialect videos on the site, too.]
The WQXR and WNYC annual reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama” is absolutely wonderful. Need convincing? Watch the first five minutes and check out the 2012 cast list.(Source: http://www.thegreenespace.org/)
Making some year-end donations and encountered this lengthy required field. It is certainly all encompassing, though could someone explain ‘The’ to me? Could I be The Jen Bokoff? Had to share because really, donating is fun on every level and welcomes all. If you want more of “The Jen Bokoff’s” thoughts on giving, here are some of… Continue reading
Three rodents with defective visual perception Three rodents with defective visual perception Visualize how they perambulate Visualize how they perambulate They all perambulated after the agricultural spouse Who severed their appendages with a kitchen utensil Have you ever visualized such a spectacle in your existence As three rodents with defective visual perception? Flesch Score =… Continue reading
I snapped this photo coming home from the Yankees game. I like that NYC is using the 24 hour clock (aka military time in the US and Canada), but 1) they only do it with the midnight hour and 2) saying AM with 0:mm is unnecessary. Just some late night/early morning food for thought. (thanks,… Continue reading
Typographer’s Glossary by Playtype: Click through to view letterform anatomy, type classification, information on kerning, and other vital facts for typographers. This is a lot of information that I’ve always been curious about packaged neatly and comprehensively.
Official MLA guidelines for citing a tweet.
I’m going to a live taping of NPR’s puzzle, trivia, and games show Ask Me Another, which is a lot of fun to listen to. You could check a box saying that you’re open to being a contestant, and I received an email with a (super long but really fun and humbling) quiz that runs… Continue reading NPR’s Ask Me Another gives fun challenges