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Checking the Details

“Use Grammarly to check for plagiarism because yo mama didn’t raise no cheater!” My Mama didn’t raise a cheater, either, but it is so easy to clip and snip online, sometimes I lose track of exactly whose words my snippets came from. … Continue reading

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V is for VOTE

On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy. Women who joined peaceful … Continue reading

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D is for Details

About a hundred years ago (more or less) I used to try to write poetry. After writing and scrapping several wastebaskets full of crapola, I began to study the poems I liked and make lists of what they had in … Continue reading

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C is for Critique Group

This letter of the A-Z Challenge was easy. I wouldn’t be writing today if I didn’t belong to the Callaway Critique Group. Most successful writers recommend a good critique group and the web is full of advice on how to form, find, … Continue reading

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B is for Balance

Do you ever feel like your life is a balancing act and you are in constant danger of tipping too far in one direction and going over the edge?    Even though you don’t usually think about  about  the balancing … Continue reading

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Retirement

Last week, on April 11, 2012, I retired.  At the lovely reception the library hosted on my last day, everyone  was asking what I planned to do with all my free time.  I told some folks about the hammock my … Continue reading

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What’s your opinion of the occupy Wall Street movement?

I’m glad the Daily Post asked this question because the Occupy Wall Street Movement has been on my mind.  It seems to be getting bigger and there are variations all over the world.  It reminds me so much of the … Continue reading

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How do you stay true to yourself?

What does it mean to you to stay true to yourself? Which part of yourself do you think about? – dailypost.wordpress.com This morning a patron showed me a quote she found and printed on the library’s public printer. In large block … Continue reading

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What’s More Important: Electricity or the Internet?

From the WordPress post-a-day challenge: As a specific topic to write about: How would you compare the importance of electricity with the invention of the internet? or the cell phone? Can this kind of comparison be made? If you had … Continue reading

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Do You Believe in the Death Penalty?

The title to this post is the writing prompt suggested by post-a-day. I think I would have to say yes. I know many of my closest friends would not agree with me, and  have strong feelings about what they call … Continue reading

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