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Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2014’

  • Dear Diary…

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    It’s a rite of passage for many young girls. A hardback book—usually pink and flowery—full of blank pages ready to be filled with the innermost thoughts and reflections of a preteen, secured by a brass lock to keep out, well, everyone. I shoved mine under …

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  • Why Write?

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    I empathize with O’Connor. I often sit down at my desk and think, “What do I know? What do I want to say to others?” But then the words come, one after the other, in their own time. And I think, “Wow. I had no …

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  • Old Things

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    I adore old things. Books, candlesticks, linens, kitchenware, quilts. I especially cherish old things that once belonged to loved ones. I have many things in my home that would be considered vintage and antique to some. But to me they are tangible reminders of people …

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  • One Space or Two?

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    Is it one space or two after each sentence? As an editor, I can’t begin to express how thankful I am for the “find all, replace all” feature in Microsoft Word simply for this conundrum. A large majority of documents that come across my desk …

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  • Meaning in Suffering

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    I was fully prepared to write a simple blog post today directing you to a terrific grammar related post from Robyn, our publisher, over on her personal blog. However, in preparing to do so I stumbled over a quote in my personal stash of “Words …

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  • My Friend Robyn

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    “You need to meet my friend Robyn.” I heard my mom say this over and over for months. I was out of work for the first time in my career and looking for my next venture. I had been lucky enough to land a job …

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