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Pet Peeves

Pet peeves are those little things that people do that annoy you. I have three or four that come off the top of my head. People who throw their cigarettes out of their car windows are a pet peeve. The

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Posted in General Opinion

Finding the Balance

Life is a balancing act. You have to balance work and play, work and family, diet and exercise and for me, at least, work and writing. Even in writing, there is a balancing act that authors do when writing fiction.

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A Word About Names

Names are important. They identify us and lets others find us in public records. That’s the heart of genealogy, or family history. Searching records, looking for your ancestors simply work better when you know the name. You would search for

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Posted in Family History, Hobbies

Free Writing

Free writing is just what it sounds like. It is a writing exercise where you sit down and write. It sounds easy, doesn’t it, and yet so many of us struggle with it. The secret is to have something in

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Posted in Writing Techniques

Drunk Driving

I read a news article that a police officer killed two people while driving drunk. You would have thought he would have had more sense. Of course, the first thing to go when you get drunk is common sense. Some

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Posted in General Opinion

The Boston Marathon Bombing

Yesterday they ran the Boston Marathon. Every year people run twenty-six miles for fun. Not my idea of fun, I might add, but people vary and that variety is good. Variety makes the world a better place. I salute variety

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Posted in General Opinion

Spring Promises

Spring is a time of renewal. Spring is the time of the year that we should be doing resolutions for changing something about ourselves. New Year’s resolutions are all well and good, but few people keep them. I guess the

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Posted in General Opinion

False Memories

Science fiction is fond of implanting false memories into people – ok, characters. They don’t do it to real people. It’s impossible to do that, right? Wrong, it’s very possible and we often do it to ourselves. False memories are

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Automation

People automate too many things. It’s not always good to automate, because machines are not good at making decisions. I once read an article on job hunting that said that often companies create a program that scans resumes to narrow

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