Category Archives: Quick Tip

What’s another way to say hungry?

Back in the day, common graduation gifts for high school students were their own print copies of a good collegiate dictionary and Roget’s Thesaurus to take to college with them. Because I knew so many phonetic spellers, I frequently gave copies of 35,000 Commonly Misspelled Words, which included brief definitions for various versions of homonyms… Continue Reading

Is Standing Rock on Your Radar?

When you are having trouble coming up with a topic for an article, sometimes a recent event can serve as a starting point. An example of this is Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. For months now, this Indian reservation has been in the headlines. Historically, this is the location where Sitting Bull was… Continue Reading

An early Thanksgiving

You are receiving this tip a day early because of Thanksgiving this week in the US. At this time of year, I am reminded of Nelson Rockwell covers on the Saturday Evening Post magazine. Some of his paintings would include a whole family around a large table with a turkey in center stage. Another had… Continue Reading

What’s on Your To Be List?

I am working on this Quick Tip while sitting in a hotel room miles away from home. We evacuated from the LowCountry of South Carolina ahead of Hurricane Matthew, one of the most dangerous storms to approach the Atlantic Coast of the US in years. We hadn’t planned or budgeted for a trip at this… Continue Reading

Dear Diary,

Dear Diary, I had such fun meeting new people at last night’s networking group. I am encouraged that my business has found a receptive audience. What is the next best step for me to take to continue growing? ml Dear Diary Day is a relatively new day on the special days of the year calendars.… Continue Reading

It’s time to share literacy

Today is the 50th International Literacy Day, sponsored by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Literacy is a concept that has acquired multiple meanings. Basically, it is the ability to use printed and written information to function in society, to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential. I believe that… Continue Reading

If I Only Had a Brain

A book that has become part of our culture over the years was published in 1900 by L. Frank Baum, an author most of us don’t recognize by name. Yet hearing phrases such as “We’re not in Kansas anymore” or “There’s no place like home” or song titles like “Over the Rainbow” or “If I… Continue Reading