The Word “All”

“All” is one of the all-time great contributors to English.

These three little letters do some heavy lifting. It can be used as a predeterminer, a determiner, or a pronoun, used to refer to the whole quantity or extent of something.


The Fog Lifted

Most people call me “Ash.” Mother calls me “Ashton.” On the cover of my books, I use the name “Ash Noble Siringo.”

The fog was thick in Seattle, the kind that makes you feel like you’re floating through a cloud. Pedestrians with umbrellas bumping crowded the sidewalks. I pulled my hood snugly, shivered, and stuffed bare hands into my pockets.

I write mystery novels.

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8 Capitalization Rules

The rules of capitalization have changed over time.

Modern capitalization rules are much more restrictive, but also have tons of weird exceptions. Here are eight capitalization rules you should know.

Ukraine Internet Archives

The Race to Archive the Ukrainian Internet

In times of war, preservation is more critical than ever—cultural artifacts, historical collections, and important records are often targeted and erased.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine last month, the Internet Archive has been a crucial member of the effort to preserve Ukrainian websites, datasets, and digital resources before they’re lost forever.

Karny Wilson Adventure Series

Recent Releases from Hallard Press

A new adventure series geared to 5th to 8th graders is available on Amazon.

The Karny Wilson Adventure Series with Teacher Guide is available for Homeschooling, as well as Christian schools, language learners, Charter Schools, and remedial reading.



Kangal…? What’s a Kangal?

The Kangal happens to be the national dog of Turkey and is unquestionably the best dog on the planet for a purpose that is very close to my heart.

Unless you lived in Turkey and owned livestock chances are pretty good you’ve never heard of this breed.

elephant in the room

Similes and Metaphors

Similes and metaphors are two of the most widely used literary devices in English. Both are ways of comparing words and ideas.

Understanding the distinctions can help improve your reading, writing, and overall communications skills.

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