Category Archives: just for fun

When Life and Fiction Collide

I was in a hurry. Shortly before a meal I’d intentionally planned to be simple, I received new and crucial information that turned my easy preparations into a grease-splattering mess. The food: Nachos, an easy, widely enjoyed finger food that … Continue reading

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Sherlock, Shakespeare and Saxons

I am a word nerd. I love words. I love grammar. I love etymology. I love vocabulary. I know the difference between nauseous and nauseated, fewer and less, affect and effect.¬†I know when to use who and whom. I cringe … Continue reading

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Tapping into Your Creative Self

Watch a preschooler for any length of time and you’re sure to see fanciful worlds displayed. They can fly! And fight off stones turned into dragons, their limitless creativity forms¬†entire worlds from tissue paper, leaving your bathrooms rather bare. But … Continue reading

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