Judy Hagey

Freelance Editor - Writer

Grammar: I – Me

Warning: You are entering a full-bodied grammar rant zone. I guess I have my mother to thank for being a grammar snob. She was always on our case about using I and me correctly. Frankly, a lot of people today could use a mother like her. Facebook is full of cringe-worthy grammatical faux pas, like […]

Word of the Week – microferroequinologist

There are golf widows and football widows. I’m a microferroequinologist* widow. My husband still plays with trains. As a result, I’ve picked up a bit of railroad history and terminology. Perhaps no single event in the 19th century did more to influence the development, commerce, and transportation of the US than the construction of the […]


I have a torus palatinus. No, that’s not some obscene fetish. An oral tori is bony growth that occurs on the palate or jaw. Common, harmless, and normally painless, mine is on the roof of my mouth and doesn’t usually bother me. Except. Except when a piece of food gets stuck in the narrow crevice […]

God is Faithful – even with shoes

Yet the LORD says, “During the forty years that I led you through the wilderness, your clothes did not wear out, nor did the sandals on your feet. Deuteronomy 29:5   A few years ago I attended a niece’s wedding with our then-28-year-old son. Sitting with one foot across his knee as we waited to […]

No one chooses to lose. Or do they?

If you need another example of the confusion that reigns in the English language, I tackle another set of confusables today: choose – chose and loose – lose. Even though they look similar – normally a hint for rhyming words, there's not a rhyming pair in the bunch. You want to start with choose – […]