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My Dad Gave All of My Elementary School Teachers Nicknames

The power of nicknames has helped me remember my childhood

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For years, I was the trivia champ in my family and in most of my friend circles. I had several editions of Trivial Pursuit and could run the board with barely a sweat. My headful of trivia only gained steam during grad school as I read more and more, but I started to…




The Writing Prof is a collection of ideas about the art and craft of writing from a college professor and other writing professionals. You’ll find writing tips and posts about grammar and punctuation, language and literature, book reviews, personal essays, and all things writing.

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Lee G. Hornbrook

Lee G. Hornbrook

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