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Exclamation Point, How I Love Thee

Whenever I’m writing, I try to temper my use of the exclamation point.  It’s very hard for me because I love the exclamation point!!  It shows enthusiasm!!  It’s really me waving my arms trying to get your attention!! I’m saying this is important!!  Oh exclamation point, how I love thee!! Even when you have mean… Continue reading Exclamation Point, How I Love Thee

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Free Tools For Your Blog or Website

I love saving money or finding a treasure at one of my usual “haunts” but getting something for free is the best.  Below is a list of “free” tools that I use for this site.  Add these to your “blogging” toolbox and you won’t be sorry.  They’re all free and very useful.  And, as I… Continue reading Free Tools For Your Blog or Website

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Do Kids Really Need Cell Phones?

“The Family Plan” marketing strategy for cell phone users is impressive.  Cell phone companies make it sound like each person in your entire family must have a cell phone.  My kids would probably be thrilled if we (their not-smart-in-the-least-bit-parents) bought into this marketing-mayhem, but we just can’t.  This question has yet to be answered: Do… Continue reading Do Kids Really Need Cell Phones?

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The “Like” Jar – Avoid Using the Word Like

Years ago I developed a bad habit.  I found myself using the word "like" a lot.  As far as bad habits go, it is not the worst (I could be a chain-smoking-heroin-addicted-internet-gambler which would be infinitely more interesting in terms of bad habits).  When I heard myself speak, I knew it wasn't good form or… Continue reading The “Like” Jar – Avoid Using the Word Like