What’s a phrasal verb, and how can it make my life better? Those are fair questions, especially because it’s possible you’ve never heard of a phrasal verb.

Let’s face it — the trajectory of our language is trending slangular (a word I’m confident I just invented). With the proliferation and pervasiveness of internet culture, slang is everywhere. You know this is true when your grandma comments that your new shoes are “on fleek.” What is slang, …

Yeah, it’s been awhile since your room’s been cleaned and everything has to be wiped down. You might as well make the bed, too, and vacuum while you’re at it. As you’ll see in the new book “Someplace to Call Home” by Sandra Dallas, at least you have a bedroom.

The 1907 headline read “Buzz Wagon Parties Now a Fad.” The Idaho Statesman hadn’t yet settled on what to call automobiles. “Buzz wagon” didn’t catch on, fading as fast as the fad.

The “Jumanji” reboot that hit theaters in 2017 was an unexpected hit, so there was never any doubt that we’d be seeing a sequel to the film that grossed nearly a billion dollars worldwide. The question is whether a second film could recapture the magic of that original adventure.

Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, Who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10, 11

A few days ago, my daughter and I stopped by the library to drop off a book. As I pulled to the side of Third Street where the drop box is, my daughter exclaimed, “Ew, what’s that?” I turned to see what she was talking about and saw two fake dead crows hanging in a tree, like some macabre le…

What is kombucha, anyway? I know you were already thinking about it. Kombucha sounds like either someone sneezing or the thing someone says after someone sneezes. Kombucha is like the kale of liquids. Does anyone really enjoy it? If you take a swig of this fermented swill you’ll get a mouthf…