Category: Make Me Think Monday

Christmas Music – the Customs and Traditions

Christian tradition and the liturgical Church calendar recognize the Christmas season from sundown on December 24 (Christmas Eve) through Epiphany of the Lord (January 6). Most of us celebrated the single day, December 25. Songs of the season… Read More

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Tips for Finding Focus

Not long ago, Microsoft surveyed 2,000 Canadians’ brain activity to gather data on our ability to focus in the digital age. The result showed our attention span has shrunk from 12 seconds to 8, making it shorter than… Read More

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Thanksgiving Festivities Around My House

In three days Thanksgiving festivities will commence. The American celebration of the day began during the Civil War when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the… Read More

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10 Ideas for Paying It Forward

Gratitude is contagious. We get it by practicing every day. We can spread the cycle of generosity and kindness when we repay a good deed to others instead of the original benefactor. If you’ve read the book Pay… Read More

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For the Love of Dictionaries

With so many dictionary resources readily available on-line, it’s easy to believe a hard copy isn’t necessary anymore. It’s my firm belief every home should have at least one realio-trulio paper dictionary readily available. My love of dictionaries… Read More

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ABCs of Social Media Sharing for Writers

Authors want readers. Readers want to connect authors. FB, Twitter, Pinterest, blogs, and other social media platforms can help. Trouble is using social media can also take time away from writing. But it doesn’t have to be. By… Read More

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German words in our English Language

My ancestry contains German DNA. That’s why I enjoyed this infographic by Jennifer Frost at GrammarCheck. Some of the words like daschshund, lager, and frankfurter I recognized. Others were a surprise. Check the list below and see how… Read More

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