Families – Have You Faced Something Like This?

Modern-day life can be complicated, with many families having more than one mom or dad, step cousins/step siblings – either through marriage/divorce/ death or...

Are You “Shoulding” All Over Everyone?

Language is meant to help us humans communicate, but sometimes even with our best efforts, we end up with a result we never intended. Years...

Every Day Should Be Gratiday!

Yes, of course I made the word up! But it occurred to me over the past week that we really need to be grateful...

Successful Networking Secret #2: Nametags

So, you’re off to another networking event. You read my first article (below) on this, and you feel empowered. You’re strong. You’re going to...

Why Do I Teach American Grammar?

Why do I teach American grammar to grownups? To business professionals? As my mother constantly asked, “Didn’t everyone learn it in school?” Well, first...

A Four-Letter Word I Want You to Use!

I was at 4th Monday Networking yesterday, and a man used a four-letter word I wasn’t expecting. I was surprised – shocked, actually –...

Ambiguity: Do You Like Me Now?

I was reading a tweet on Twitter a few minutes ago, and the writer mentioned that for her, clicking “like” on a tweet that...

The Power Of Talking With Others

Have you ever noticed how focused we can be on a “problem” and the single solution that has occurred to us? I’m getting my 6′-high...

American Grammar Checkup: Do You Know How to Use These Common...

Most of us can use verbs in the present tense – the tense that lets a listener or a reader know it’s about the...

Gender-Neutral Pronouns: Some Possibilities Other Than “They” or “Their”

Years ago, I remember talking with a friend (Sheila Oliver — WP With Sheila) who was (and still is) deep into technology, creating web...

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Life

If you wake to find yourself good luck. If life never seems to change, you probably slept through the feature. If you find yourself in life’s...
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