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Am I the only one that’s tired of the internet screaming at me? You may have noticed it, too. The headlines blare You will be Amazed! or You’ll Never Guess What Happens Next!. Just this morning, when I opened my home page, these words and phrases assaulted me not just once, but several times: The […]
I remember thinking my children weren’t getting the quality of education they needed in high school. Later, the same thoughts went through my head when my grandchildren took that step. Five years ago, when I decided to enter college, I saw an article that said about 75% of college freshmen had to take remedial courses – […]
Recently I was discussing a book with one of my friends, and I told her I didn’t get what I expected to get from it and was disappointed. She asked me How do I decide what I expect from a book, and Do I always expect something? Hmmm…I hadn’t ever tried to define my feelings […]
Thanks for waiting for me for the past couple of months. I needed a break. Being responsible for a conference seems to be more taxing than it used to be – it must be that I’m getting older. Nah. That can’t be it. Up until the past few years, my philosophy has always been Full Speed […]
Last week I blogged about creating words or phrases that your characters can use. Well, that prompted me to wonder – how does a word become official? English is considered a fairly new language, based on words from other languages – Greek, French, etc., and most of those have a Latin origin (hmmm…does this really mean […]