Two spaces after a period: Why you should never, ever do it.

Every modern typographer agrees on the one-space rule. It's one of the canonical rules of the profession, in the same way that waiters know that the salad fork goes to the left of the dinner fork and fashion designers know to put men's shirt buttons on the right and women's on the left. Every major style guide — including the "Modern Language Association Style Manual" and the "Chicago Manual of Style" — prescribes a single space after a period.


The iPod Is Dead, And These Photos Will Make You Miss Yours

I still listen to my sixth-generation iPod routinely while driving -- with an old school Monster hookup -- and at work -- with a cheap iPod dock.

But those days are numbered as I grow more attached to my iPhone each day and the technology evolves. After all, my iPhone holds more than twice the music my iPod is capable of holding.

The iPod will always have a special place in my heart.


15 Best Moments From ESPN's Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan Doc

Yep. Kates and I got sucked into ESPN's Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan Doc, "The Price of Gold," last night.

Actually, Kates was the one that was sucked in first. I only got sucked in after I went upstairs to ask her a question. Although, I would have seen the documentary anyway because I have a series recording for ESPN's 30 for 30 set up on our DVR.

Watching the documentary, I was surprised by how much of the Kerrigan-Harding drama I remembered -- because I remember nothing else of the 1994 Lillehamer games.

What a time it was.


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The polar vortex

I was so looking forward to one final day of productivity and winter break relaxation at home before returning to my office full-time tomorrow. At home, alone. In my own world of thought.

It's not happening.

The polar vortex -- I just learned that's what this phenomenon is being called -- has enveloped The 'Ville. 'Life-threatening' cold has settled over Midwest.

The weather app on my phone says it is -6 outside. Or -27 with the wind chill.

The local schools started announcing they wouldn't open today before the sun had even set yesterday afternoon. Thus, Kates and Phoebe are home with me today.

I did have the pleasure of going out this morning and taking Faye to daycare -- which made her very unhappy, having grown so used to spending her days with us the last couple weeks. In the meantime, Phoebe is navigating the house in her gymnastics outfit with a purple tutu and a pair of Kates' high heels.

I'm not sure there's anything I dislike more than cold weather. It makes me crabby the very moment it sets in and distracts me from everything I need to do in that moment.

Here's some Twitter reaction reaction to the thing everyone seems to be talking about today.

The cold weather sure didn't help the Packers yesterday, either. ... I'm choosing to remember the glory of the Pack's regular season finale instead. Here's a good read published in The New York Times prior to yesterday's game.

As for the Chiefs, I called it last weekend when I said I didn't expect them to advance in the playoffs. But I never expected they would blow a 28-point lead in losing. I figured the game was over after the first quarter and the Chiefs were well on their way to proving me wrong. Unbelievable.