Only you can make “literally” make sense again

This is the petition as written on the Petition Site. Click here to sign. ~ ~ ~ This petition respectfully requests that the Oxford English Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Dictionary, and Cambridge Dictionary reverse their decisions to include the figurative use of words or phrases in its definition of “literally.” Oxford English Dictionary Definition of “literally”: In […]

Interview with a Getty image

In the interest of recording history, I recently interviewed a friend who deployed to Iraq several years ago. I chose him because he’s honest and thoughtful, and because of his experience. He’s been on two combat deployments to Iraq and six non-combat deployments to various countries around the world. L. Andrew Arlint, who joined the […]

A ghost story in Hartford’s Mark Twain House

Originally appeared in the Journal Inquirer Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 By Kristen J. Tsetsi HARTFORD, Conn. — There are very few rooms in the Mark Twain House that haven’t been the reported site of a supernatural encounter: an apparition passing an open doorway; the sudden, heavy odor of cigar smoke in the upstairs billiard and […]

I hope the media are right about Ray and Janay Rice, because…

…they’re being infuriatingly irresponsible and unprofessional in their coverage of the elevator incident and, in their manner of doing so (not discussing Mrs. Rice’s behavior), propagating the belief that only women are (or could possibly be, because they’re little and weak, not big and strong like men!) #abuse victims, which then discourages abused men from […]

The Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School changed the face of the business world, says former Gibbs dean

Originally published in the Journal Inquirer Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 By Kristen J. Tsetsi A New York Times obituary for former People magazine editor Patricia Ryan, who died late last year, sums up her education thus: “Ms. Ryan, whose only post-secondary education [prior to a job at Sports Illustrated] had been secretarial school, earned a […]

Interview with “Haunted” author Reggie Lutz

Reggie Lutz is one of those people whose feed you look forward to when scrolling absently through Facebook. Her updates are engaging and off the wall, and seemingly effortless in a social media world that I’ve learned requires a certain kind of savvy that doesn’t come naturally to everyone. She also writes beautifully – her […]