Myrick didnt speak any words, but instead began to sing "Every Praise." Though the kidnapper cursed at him and told him to shut up, the little boy kept singing, and continued for about three hours until the kidnapper let him out of the car.

Myrick ran to a nearby home and asked the resident to call his guardian.

According to FOX News the boy has now met "Every Praise" gospel singer Hezekiah Walker, and that the two sang the song together. Police have no leads on the suspect, FOX News reports, but they hope a sketch they have released will generate tips.

CLICK HERE to watch "Every Praise"" />
Myrick didnt speak any words, but instead began to sing "Every Praise." Though the kidnapper cursed at him and told him to shut up, the little boy kept singing, and continued for about three hours until the kidnapper let him out of the car.

Myrick ran to a nearby home and asked the resident to call his guardian.

According to FOX News the boy has now met "Every Praise" gospel singer Hezekiah Walker, and that the two sang the song together. Police have no leads on the suspect, FOX News reports, but they hope a sketch they have released will generate tips.

CLICK HERE to watch "Every Praise""/>
Myrick didnt speak any words, but instead began to sing "Every Praise." Though the kidnapper cursed at him and told him to shut up, the little boy kept singing, and continued for about three hours until the kidnapper let him out of the car.

Myrick ran to a nearby home and asked the resident to call his guardian.

According to FOX News the boy has now met "Every Praise" gospel singer Hezekiah Walker, and that the two sang the song together. Police have no leads on the suspect, FOX News reports, but they hope a sketch they have released will generate tips.

CLICK HERE to watch "Every Praise"" />
 

You're Your Best Critic - 11/06/13

   From that title, most of you will think this blog is about self improvement and self analysis.  It's not.  This is just a simple blog about two words that I see misused almost daily. Call it grammar 101. Forgive me, I'm a little bit of a word nazi at times.

   Last week, I got an email from a media PR person.  I had sent her an email thanking her for helping us get some pictures we needed for a news story.  She wrote back and the note ended like this: 

   Your welcome. Thanks for spreading the word.   Certainly, we all make mistakes from time to time.  This one's just real easy to fix though.  Your is a possessive pronoun.  You're means you are.  The latter is a contraction, but you don't even have to know all that gobbilly gook . 

    The easiest way I explain it to my kids is if you're using your, you should be able to replace your with my.  If it doesn't fit, it's the other one.   Here's an example:  Go get your hat.  Go get my hat would also work.  However, if the sentence was:  You're going to get my hat.  My can not replace you're because you're means you are.

    Another quick test is to sound out you are in the sentence.  If you are sounds weird, then use your. Example: Go get you're hat.  Sound out you are... that doesn't fit, switch it to your.  Done.

     I have a dear friend, who's a social media mega star.  He helps famous folk maximize their social media reach. I love his tweets because they're always encouraging, like this one:  "It doesn't do any good to make it to the top of a hill... if your alone."  Oops... 

      I tweeted him back, as you see in the picture, and he promptly tweeted me back titling me his spelling accountability partner.  I guess there are worse things I could be called.  I never was good at math, so I'll take it.... the word girl.

      It's really ironic.  A lot of the denigration of the English language can be blamed on social media.  Because of it, we're communicating more---  but we're shortening words to the point we're forgetting how they're really spelled.  Maybe  we never completely grasped it in the first place.  In that case, we're not getting the real practice in long form that we need to work out the kinks.   This hybrid language even has a name now.  It's called techspeak. 

    Just remember, when you're writing your next text, email or tweet, your friends will be watching how you're spelling you're and yourYou're smart, so choose your words wisely and your sentences will shine no matter what you're writing.

     Now, I need to find me a math accountability partner.  My shortcoming. ;)

    


     

 

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AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Sex and pot won't be going together -- at least not in Amsterdam. Officials in the Dutch city have won court permission to ban marijuana cafes in the Red Light district. Marijuana is technically illegal in the Netherlands. But possession of small amounts isn't prosecuted and pot is sold openly in so-called "coffee shops." But prostitution is legal. Amsterdam's mayor argues that brothels and pot cafes lead to crime. A court ruled in favor of the mayor yesterday, saying he can take action to protect public order.

OSPREYS' NEST

SANDY POINT, Md. (AP) -- If you can't beat 'em -- build for them. That's the view Maryland transportation officials are taking. The state Transportation Authority is considering a nesting platform for ospreys. The determined birds keep rebuilding their nests in front of a traffic camera pointed at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Officials have tweeted they're consulting with engineers about building a platform for the nesting ospreys. Crews have removed the nests three times, but the birds keep coming back. The birds have even attacked the traffic camera, which would cost six-grand to replace. Officials say the nesting platform would be nearby, but in a place that would be safer for any future chicks.

PARAKEETS STOLEN

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) -- It's a crime wave -- for the birds. Police in northern Virginia report 13 parakeets and six parakeet eggs have been stolen from a Manassas home. It's the second time bird bandits have struck in recent months. Police say two parakeets were stolen from another home in December. A Manassas police spokeswoman says officers are pursuing at least one lead in the latest case and hope to return the parakeets to their owner.

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