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What Punctuation Taught Me About Changing Your Mind

As a university student, my professors often pointed out my error when I put the period or comma outside the quotation marks. It happened several times before I learned my lesson. Then, later as a professor myself, I often pointed out to my students that periods and commas always go inside the quotes. It almost …

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New Video Content Series Introduction

As I promised my EverydayScribe email community, I am providing more content, and one of the ways I am providing more content is by getting in front of the camera and talking. Why is talking to a camera so hard? It is much more difficult than talking to a room full of students! If you …

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And Justice for All?

The words of the United States Pledge of Allegiance rolled off my tongue so easily as a child. I said the words almost without thought, a Pavlovian response to the bell indicating school had begun. Now, a parallel forms between, “justice for all,” and “all lives matter.” Both are said with an idealism that we …

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My Comfort Zone is Really a Cage

As a woman, particularly as a white woman, I have been socialized to get along with others. I learned this from my parents, from my teachers, from friends and family, and from the media. Women are supposed to be supportive caregivers. The idea that we must go along to get along is the first bar …

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Weekend Chats: DJSumLove

“The basis of life is absolute freedom. The objective of life is absolute joy. The result of life is absolute growth.” ~Abraham Hicks If you hear boisterous laughter, you might be in the presence of Erin Bopp. Her bright smile and natural enthusiasm for life is contagious. A little bit Diva and a lot Hip …

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