Category: Make Me Think Monday

Do you talk to things that can’t talk back?

I talk to my dogs, my plants, my car, and lots of things that can’t talk back. It’s anthropomorphizing—a big word that means attaching human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities. Nicholas Epley, a professor of behavioral… Read More

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Gnomes and Google Doodles

Recently, Google’s search engine home page featured a gnome Google Doodle. (Try not to laugh when you say that fast.) If you’re not familiar with the term Google Doodle, it’s the temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s… Read More

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What is Memorial Day?

A holiday not to be confused with Veterans Day or Armed Forces Day. That day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, living or dead. Memorial Day is different. It is the day set aside to remember… Read More

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My Favorite Poem

April has been National Poetry Month. All month Poets.org has provided opportunities and activities to celebrate poetry and poets. I couldn’t let the celebration pass without posting one of my favorite poems about a realio, trulio, little pet… Read More

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A Lizard Poem for National Poetry Month

The Academy of American Poets established April as poetry month in 1996 to encourage people about the pleasure of reading poetry. It’s all explained here. In honor of poetry month, here’s a little story about poetry writing. Years… Read More

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Texas, My Texas

I recently changed my FB banner. I know, I know. FB is a touchy subject these days, but in order to connect with readers I keep an active FB presence. But I digress… I chose a Texas bluebonnet… Read More

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A Weekend of Anomalies

An anomaly is a deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement, or form. In order words, something out of the ordinary. Three such unusual events happened last weekend. A Blue Paschal Full Moon occurred. The orb we saw… Read More

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My Lexicon Love

Words and I have a long-standing relationship. I spend an extraordinary amount of my time with words. I can’t seem to get enough of words. I can lose myself in dictionaries and thesauruses for hours on end. I… Read More

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Reading Obituaries for Character Development

One of the things I was thrilled to have again now we’re back in Texas is home delivery of the Sunday newspaper. I really missed my Sunday funnies. And the obituaries. Often the newspaper where we previously lived didn’t… Read More

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The Ides of March – A Time to be Cautious?

Thanks to high school English classes where William Shakespeare is required reading the phrase The Ides of March can conjure prophecies of doom and a need for caution. Even if you’ve never read Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, you’re probably… Read More

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