Recuperating

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Just a brief post letting you know I won’t be around the blogosphere much for a while. I’m uber busy at work and dealing with a herniated disc that makes spending too much time at the computer less than fun. So work gets the lion’s share of my time. When I can stop by to visit, you might be seeing “likes” from me but not so much in the way of comments. Here’s hoping everything’s back to normal before too long!

We Are Not Amused — Or Are We?

 

I dare say Queen Victoria of England would be bemused by modern English in all its forms—British, American, Australian, Indian…. After all, language changes. That is fact. If language didn’t change, we’d have no problem communicating. Why not? Because we’d all still be speaking a single language. As to whether the queen would be amused, well, isn’t that all together another beast?

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How To Support Your Favorite Writers — Library Recommendations

How many times has this happened? You hear about a new book, and, unsure about forking out the money on a writer you don’t know, you head to the library to check it out. And you love it. I’m  betting at least some of you have found a new favorite author this way. Maybe you rush out and buy every book the author has written. Or you check out every one of the author’s books that your library carries.

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This wouldn’t be your typical “New Releases” shelf, but you get the idea.

But have you every stopped to wonder how those books end up on those library shelves? Do you know that you can have a hand in their appearance? Continue reading

Which Way To Go

Well, the New Year is here. While I’m not normally one to make resolutions, this year, the time seemed right to do so. Of course, figuring out which goals should take priority isn’t always easy. But it was a heck of a lot easier than figuring out exactly what pedestrians are supposed to do when confronted with the situation pictured below!

So are pedestrians supposed to be part of an obstacle course for drivers?

So are pedestrians meant to be part of an obstacle course for drivers? Or must they step into an alternate dimension to cross the bridge?

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My 2015 PerNoReMo

Well, it’s that time of year again, and given my post topic, uploading it today rather than Tuesday makes some sense.

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I don’t think I’ll ever tire of the views around the new neighborhood!

Thousands are taking on the challenge of NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month. If you’re one of them, I’m cheering you on and wishing you every success. If you’ve been with me for most of my now four years of blogging, you know this is one challenge I’ll never undertake. But I use the energy for something else. Something I call PerNoReMo. Continue reading