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  • <*tion> Is Not an English Suffix

    <*tion> is not an English suffix. I repeat: <*tion> is not an English suffix. I previously wrote a post entitled The...

    InformationHeather JohnsonJanuary 17, 2020
  • <Urine> and My Phonics Phail

    I grew up in the 1990s. I entered kindergarten in 1990 and began learning to read that year. Phonics and sight...

    InformationHeather JohnsonJanuary 15, 2020
  • Sugared Cranberries Recipe

    I love cranberries, which are a perfect fruit during the holidays. This year for Christmas, I whipped up a batch of...

    RecipesHeather JohnsonDecember 21, 2019
  • Ugly Christmas Sweater Felt Ornament Craft

    I am obsessed with all things Christmas. I especially love wearing my many Christmas shirts and sweaters from Thanksgiving through Christmas....

    BlogHeather JohnsonDecember 20, 2019
  • From Felines to Street Drugs to Zero Phones: <cat>, <methcathinone>, and <ephedron>

    You never know where a word study will take you. A while back, my oldest and I did a word study...

    InformationHeather JohnsonDecember 20, 2019
  • Pfeffernusse Cookie Recipe

    Pfeffernusse is a traditional German cookie that reminds me of gingerbread. The spices are similar: cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg. The...

    RecipesHeather JohnsonDecember 19, 2019
  • Vanilla Cinnamon Candied Almonds Recipe

    I love the smell of candied nuts at the mall during the holidays. But those delicious treats are super expensive. Making...

    RecipesHeather JohnsonDecember 18, 2019
  • Chewy Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies Recipe

    I love gingerbread, but my husband does not. In addition to my classic rolled gingerbread cookies, this year I also came...

    RecipesHeather JohnsonDecember 18, 2019
  • Language Is Arbitrary

    Language is arbitrary. I recently stated that language is arbitrary on Twitter in response to the erroneous claim that language is...

    InformationHeather JohnsonDecember 14, 2019
  • A Short History of Christmas Cards

    How long do you think people have been sending Christmas cards? If you guessed “not that long,” then you are right....

    BlogHeather JohnsonDecember 10, 2019