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The Vine: May 21, 2004
May 21, 2004 – 4:44 PM | No Comment

Question for the expert on 'do's! Help!
I am still on the fresh side of 30 — just barely — and about five years ago
decided to grow my bobbed hair long. I had visions of Venus-like …

The Vine: April 7, 2004
April 7, 2004 – 3:58 PM | No Comment

Sars —
I work in an industry (manufacturing equipment for oil rigs) traditionally dominated by men, and I am one of four women (I'm a technical writer, one's a drafter, one's an admin, and one's clerical) …

The Vine: November 18, 2003
November 18, 2003 – 6:19 PM | No Comment

Dear Sars and Stephanie —
What a great idea!Thanks so much for this opportunity.
My question is about knives.What types and brands do you recommend
for the budget-conscious home chef? What do I really need in my kitchen?
Chopping …

The Vine: September 23, 2003
September 23, 2003 – 3:01 PM | No Comment

The responses to the "Hispanic vs. Latino" question came in pretty much like I thought they would — some people distinguished between them by saying that "Hispanic" applies to folks from Spain originally, and "Latino" …

The Vine: July 25, 2003
July 25, 2003 – 1:33 PM | No Comment

I can't turn down a dare, especially when it's a grammar dare.
I had a feeling the difference between "pleonasm" and "tautology" had to do with pleonasms being phrases, while tautologies appear to be clauses. I …

The Vine: April 1, 2003
April 1, 2003 – 11:37 AM | No Comment

Dear Sars,
I've enjoyed your tales of Hobey and Little Joe, as well as your excellent cat-related advice, so I decided to get your take on my own feline difficulties. Apologies in advance for the length …

The Vine: March 28, 2003
March 28, 2003 – 9:33 PM | No Comment

Hi Sars,
I'm sending this to you because I'm caught in a frustrating situation. This
is going to be a long email and I apologize, but I'm hoping you can tell me
something besides, "That sucks, dude."
My boyfriend, …

The Vine: November 27, 2002
November 27, 2002 – 8:20 PM | No Comment

Dear Sars,
I have this friend whom I only know via the internet and from phone
calls. It is, though, a very real friendship, if a long-distance one,
as I'm sure you can understand. She's going through some …

The Vine: October 30, 2002
October 30, 2002 – 7:58 PM | No Comment

Dear Sars:
My best friend at work (we've shared an office for almost three years) is
getting married in a couple months in the Bahamas.They are inviting about
a hundred or so people, but aren't expecting more than …

The Vine: September 24, 2002
September 24, 2002 – 9:53 AM | No Comment

Seeing as you are my fount of editorial wisdom, I figured I'd ask you a
question before I decided to kill my editor.
As a publications designer, I
have a fairly good sense of how to copy-edit. I …