19th July 2014

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Really Hobby Lobby? SCOTUS, Too?

Really Hobby Lobby? SCOTUS, Too?

 hobby-lobby-tweet-5   I have been recovering from a hospital stay after a leg bypass since last week, so I try not to write too much, which is kinda hard for a writer.. My pain pills allow me to do it, but the doctor’s orders not to write without my legs being higher than my heart make the task nearly impossible.Yoga positions and microsoft word don’t mix, I’ve found

I have still been have been paying…

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30th June 2014

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Creative People Should Think inside the Box

Creative People Should Think inside the Box

I stumbled across this piece a little earlier today. I consider myself to be a pretty creative person, but I’m not really artsy-fartsy. I was considered by some artistic circles to be a musical prodigy when I became a pro at 15, but 1) I was motivated, 2) had some talent, and 3) worked my butt off. My parents also paid for the best teachers, so my talent was a combo of things. I was also into…

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21st June 2014

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Top 7 Misused Expressions

Top 7 Misused Expressions

grammar        I have subscribed to Freelancer’s Union for years now; it is an awesome mag for an important organization. It promotes the needs of the independent workforce through advocacy, education, and services. Their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/freelancersunion?fref=nf

Anyway, though they have a serious mission led by labor lawyer Sara Horowitz, they maintain their sense of fun. I got…

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9th June 2014

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Husband and Wife (The Words) are Here to Stay

  I read this article a couple of weeks ago in this month’s The Atlantic, the best mag on the planet. I have kept thinking of the piece at odd intervals since then. Why have the words “husband” and “wife” not only have been around for centuries, but continue to thrive? They are both so, um, moldy. After all, 2013′s word of the year was “selfie.” Many words are “retired” every year.  The…

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25th May 2014

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Erase these words. Please.

Erase these words. Please.

Less is more. Writing is rewriting.The economy of words.

eraserEverybody knows the above axioms because they’re the truth. Thirty years after my previous years at college and a subsequent business career, I earned an English degree in 2012–a much different discipline from my business studies back then. In my previous career field of marketing management, there is no real thriftiness of words–we used…

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10th May 2014

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Still Got Your Stationary Phone? How Quaint.

Still Got Your Stationary Phone? How Quaint.

 cutlandline1-300x190    I admit that I have never been a true early adopter.Yes, I bought a Betamax in the 1970′s, but switched a few years later to VHS. After that waste of money bad gamble, I changed to become an early majority member. Too risky for this guy.

I did have a boxy car phone complete with a rear window antennae in the early 1980′s, but that’s another story.  With everything from buying a Sony…

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20th April 2014

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After Work Creative Outlets Make for Better Employees

   I ran across this article about the importance of having hobbies from NPR by Maanvi Singh a couple of days ago, and think that its worth sharing.

After Work Creative Outlets Make for Better Employees

   I ran across this article about the importance of having hobbies from NPR by Maanvi Singh a couple of days ago, and think that its worth sharing.

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13th April 2014

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Poetry has Literary Muscles

Poetry has Literary Muscles

Image   Though I have spent as much time researching various forms of communication as much recently as ever, I had to take a much hated (for me, at least) break from writing here. Why? I have spent a lot of time writing grants and content for clients and assignments for my grad English Technical Writing school, yes, but I have spent a great deal of time doing intensive speech therapy each week after…

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15th November 2013

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Gallery Night Reading Tonight

   Gallery Nights are special in Pensacola. One of the cornerstones is the Artel Gallery’s “art…

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3rd November 2013

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