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It’s awkward…

By |October 26th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

As you might know, there are many positives to working from home: The daily commute’s hardly even noticeable. Dressing for success has become a whole lot simpler. You never have to worry about some co-worker hitting the fridge and swiping your lunch. But it’s not all sunshine and roses. One thing we didn’t expect to see is a rise in work-from-home injuries – and according to the New York [...]

A Spooky Toothy Deal

By |October 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Just in time for Halloween – If you’ve been looking to upscale your digs, one of the world’s most famous (or should I say “infamous”) pieces of real estate is back on the market. Dracula’s castle. Okay, it’s not “technically” Dracula’s castle. Vlad Tepes – the Wallachian ruler who inspired the legendary count – never actually owned the place. (Sources do make the case that Tepes was at least [...]

Rosie gets an upgrade

By |October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Way back in the stone age, there was a cartoon known as “The Jetsons.” Those of us who recall it are most likely to fondly ponder “why haven’t we gotten our flying cars yet?” But there’s one techno-toy showcased during just about every episode that could well play a role in your future: the cleaning robot. Now Rosie the Robot was diligent, wise, and efficient in keeping the household [...]

Fun Twitter Facts

By |October 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Let’s kick this off with the recognition that Twitter can be a minefield and a sinkhole from which many enter and few escape. But there are a few gems to be found… One recent discovery is called “Weird History.” The curator is one Andrew Rader, PHD – an author, MIT Scientist, and collector of obscure facts. Here’s a sampling of some of the fun facts he’s uncovered: President Andrew [...]

Kill your darlings

By |October 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

There’s a bit of literary advice provided by author William Faulkner to aspiring writers: “Kill your darlings.” The point here is that while novices tend to go hog wild with flowery turns of phrase, experienced scribes know good writing requires a careful pruning of overblown prose. No matter how much you may like that particular sentence or paragraph, if it doesn’t move the piece forward effectively, it needs to [...]

Witty words

By |October 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Mark Twain coined this popular quote: “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” As advice, it’s not bad. But honestly, wouldn’t you like to impress others with your huge vocabulary? Well, good news – thanks to Readers Digest, here’s a few choice “witty words” guaranteed to raise an eyebrow or two in [...]

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