Year: 2022

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Five Words that Cause Me to Cringe

As a self-proclaimed Word Nerd, I love words. I love them so much that I am learning them in another language. But there are a few words in the English language that I cringe when I hear them, or even worse, when I say them! I thought I would share them with you and ask …

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Are You Reading Banned Books?

I used to teach a course for a university about banned and challenged books and many of my students were surprised to learn that books were being taken off the shelves here in the US. It may not be that surprising to you, now, because book challenges and bans have seen an increase in news …

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Through the Lens

He sat outside her house watching. It was his job to find out information on the woman. Every bit of information gathered provided him with more money. The person who wanted this information was, shall we say, motivated. She was willing to pay top dollar for good information, but could also be counted on for …

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My New Approach to Social Media

“She’s on a break. She needs a break!” (Do you know which movie this quote is from?) I didn’t set out to take a break. The break found me. I used to have all the socials on my phone. “All the socials” meaning Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the social-like search engine, Pinterest. Then years ago, …

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Going on an Artist Date…or Adventure

Have you heard about an Artist Date? The time that Julia Cameron talks about in her book, The Artist’s Way, which allows creatives to reconnect with their inner artist. I thought about it when I went camping recently and I wonder if it could be more. Let’s chat about it.

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