Category: Make Me Think Monday

Rest vs Busyness

Summer officially arrived on June 21. The time of lazy days and easy living. But is it? For most of us, life doesn’t slow down at all. Why don’t we give ourselves permission to rest in this wild,… Read More

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A Bucket List Adventure

Not so long ago, in a discussion about our many moves, hubby and I discovered we had traveled in almost all of the fifty United States. Close examination revealed hubby lacked one state (Idaho). I lacked only three… Read More

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Five Phases of a Major Move

We said we’d retired when we moved to our little corner of the Rio Grande Forest seven years ago. That was then. This is now. I’m loading moving boxes for our seventeenth move. After that many moves, I… Read More

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Commas, commas everywhere but are they needed?

The use of commas can be a major issue for writers. Copy editors and/or the publisher style choice usually become the final authority before publication. My personal opinion is that the Oxford comma is necessary. Thanks to Daniel… Read More

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Remembering on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a sad day for so many. Far too many of us have been touched by the loss of a loved one or friend who “gave their tomorrow for our today.” As you enjoy a hot… Read More

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Are you a Master or a Captain of your writing?

We use the two terms interchangeably in common use while each has a distinctive nuance and historically the titles represent unique roles in nautical vocabulary. Before standing navies were established, armies used civilian ships to transport soldiers and… Read More

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Writing Mistakes on Social Media

Copy editing is hard. That’s why I use a professional for my novels, but when I write blogs, FB posts, and tweets, I proofread myself. Sometimes that’s a good thing. Sometimes not so good. Recently I ran across… Read More

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