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Is it a Gadget or a Gizmo?

Hand me that thingamabob over there. If you had a dad who had a workshop in the basement, or the garage, then you probably heard this phrase a lot.  I know I did. And, I think my dad assumed I had psychic abilities.  I didn’t.  And my tool naming skills never quite made it above … Continue reading

Are You Coming or Going?

Today is a Play with Words post. Do you know what week this is? It’s Palindrome Week! Look at the dates:     4-11-14        4-12-14        4-13-14        4-14-14        4-15-14       4-16-14        4-17-14        4-18-14       4-19-14 Now look at them without the dashes: 41114      41214      41314     41414     41514     41614     41714     41814     41914 Reads the same backwards and forwards.  Which is the … Continue reading

It’s Simply Complicated

I keep thinking this is a really relevant quote.  But OMG, life just is not simple at all! It’s hard, it’s messy, it’s sad.   I want to shake it by it’s neck sometimes and demand it get better. Simplicity. The word is almost elegant, isn’t it?.And if you haven’t been following along, here’s some thoughts … Continue reading

Who Ya Gonna Call…Ghostwriter!

I’m ghostwriting an Ebook. This is a drastic statement for me, because as a lot of my friends know, I really want to be an author. I have many books in my head that just haven’t gotten onto the paper….Yet.  I have no doubt they will someday.  But in the meantime, I’m ghostwriting an Ebook. … Continue reading

My Backstory (a temporary departure from the words thing)

People have asked me why, at the age of 59, did I decide to start a second career of freelance writing. Basically, the answer is, so that my retirement doesn’t end up being dollar microwave meals and second-hand magazines. A few years ago, I finally sat down and looked at my retirement reality. I saw … Continue reading

It’s Political

Beware. This post is a bit of a rant. What a world! Chaos, anger, dissension, all around.  And it’s all political! I ‘m so tired of politics.  What are they anyway? Let’s see…  according to .Dictionary.com, politics is: ◊  The science or art of political government.    Science? Art? Aren’t these things what some politicians are … Continue reading

Hooray! Hurrah! Huzzah!

Hurray!  Way to go!  Good Job!  You did it! What a good feeling this sends. Everyone loves praise and Hurray! is the best.  A cheer for your efforts. Ever wonder where the word came from? There is evidence it goes all the way back to the Crusades. “The saying “hip hip hurrah” is alleged to … Continue reading

Word Love

I was one of those kids who loved phonics.  Sounding out words was fun for me. (I still like to look at a name and figure out how to pronounce it.) My main interests became reading and writing. Mostly reading up until a few years ago.  That’s when I decided to start a home-based business. … Continue reading

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