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Reflections, ramblings, inspiration. For technical help, head on over to the Writing Tips area of the blog, or click here to learn more about the blog.

Two blogs on writing that I like

I was going to write about quotation marks today, but since beginning that post, I’ve been interrupted a few hundred times and can’t seem to wrap my brain around my original message. Which wasn’t rocket science. Mostly, I was going to say that commas belong inside quotation marks. As in, “Let’s talk about quotation marks,” […]

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How I will waste time this summer

Let me count the ways. Downton Abbey cast 1. Finish watching season one of PBS’s Downton Abbey. This shouldn’t be too hard. I only have one episode left. Then to keep current, I will pick up season two at Tar-gggay (French for Target). Shirley MacLaine joins the cast as Cora’s mother, the same Shirley MacLaine […]

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Pam’s pop culture week

You know when you are standing in the bathroom, blow-drying your hair, and suddenly you have this flash of inspiration for a blog post. But you don’t want to set the blow dryer aside, especially if a good hair day is evident. Then there’s make-up to apply, a bed to make and clothes to put […]

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Ordinary fathers

For many years, I was a little sad and wistful whenever Father’s Day rolled around because inevitably, there was some article in the newspaper that celebrated a bunch of dads doing ordinary things for their families every day. My dad was sort of ordinary, at least for a while. He built ice rinks in the […]

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