Judy Hagey

Freelance Editor - Writer

On Muffins and Risk Aversion

Rarely does anything good come out of a container that’s been in the back of the refrigerator longer than, say, a month. I'm sure I'm not the only person to occasionally discover leftovers whose origins are but a dim memory. Moldy and smelly, they quickly  end up in the disposal. If the mold weren't enough […]

Vice or vise versa?

Spotted in the local Home Depot: For the record, a vice is a moral fault or failing – a bad habit. Definitions of vice range from a trivial foible or character flaw to the illegal – gambling, drug dealing, prostitution. I suppose the workbench might be useful for some of those activities. But I think […]

Word of the Week – flagrant

Referees and umpires call them; athletes deny them; politicos charge them: flagrant violations or infractions of the rules. These are the offenses that are obvious even to the armchair spectator. They are disgraceful, monstrous, immoral. They are glaring—meaning they shine in the harsh light to which they are exposed—an appropriate synonym since the original meaning […]