homophonesIn just over six weeks, we’ll be in another new year — 2016! I don’t know about you, but I’m still amazed we moved past the 1990s; I clearly remember the panic of the impending 2000s. We were afraid the computers wouldn’t work, our infrastructures would fail, and we would all be doomed!

Well. Here we are, 16 years later. We’re continuing to grow, to learn, and to marvel at the world the World Wide Web has brought to us. We can learn from experts around the globe, merely by pushing a few buttons or hitting a few keystrokes.

I am grateful that so many of you here on LI take a few minutes to read my posts, as I’m a teacher at heart and I’m happy to help others look and sound as smart as they are. I’m also grateful that I can learn from all of you — you share your ideas, your goals, your methods, and your expertise with all of us.

We are all better for this ability to connect worldwide, and I look forward to 2016 with anticipation of what is yet to come!

Below is my latest offering in the Tuesday’s Tricksters series, reminding everyone of the dangers of totally trusting spellcheck, which can only do one thing for us. It helps us spell words correctly, but it cannot help us use words correctly.