What’s in your ___________ ?

It’s not how powerful, rich, intelligent, efficient, pretty or famous we are or are not. It’s easy to rate ourselves by such standards. We’ve been trained in such things. Thankfully, they simply don’t work in the long haul with regards to what really matters. What matters is that we truly care (however imperfectly) and that we seek to (however imperfectly) be completely trustworthy.   Thoughts?...
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Paying Respects Today

Today and tomorrow, many folks remember those who have passed before us. It’s an encouraging gratitude exercise. Here’s mine:  Mrs. Beeman, R.I.P., my next-door neighbor during my grammar school years, taught me how to slant all my cursive writing in one direction.  Seeing a sample of my penmanship, she exclaimed to my mother, “Eleanor, send John over. I need to teach him how...
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Those Writing Ah-ha’s can be Yours!

Image Source Some of us want to write emails that are easy-to-read, accurate, organized, and convincing. In the various business writing and grammar classes I teach around the country my participants have lots of ah-ha’s and break-throughs. They learn how to really connect with their readers–including their boss! I love it! I also love your writing stories. I want to gently re-awaken the...
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Crayonic instead of Cryonic

Oops! I wanted cryonic to be crayonic in my post just five minutes ago! But I’d just eaten chocolate ice cream and strawberries so I missed it.  Even though crayonic is my made up word for using crayons to write, it is definitely better than cryonic which is “the practice or technique of deep-freezing the bodies of people who have just died, in the hope that scientific advances may...
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I Quit in Kindergarten

When I was five years old I remember composing a little book.  My writing appeared as scribbles and shapes of crayonic hieroglyphics.  I struggled about where to go with it after the fourth page and it went on hold. I wonder, why would a five-year-old want to write a book?  Are certain desires placed within us ahead of time?   What is one of your early memories about writing, and how is your...
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“See You at the Top” or “See you on the Trail”? Answers below:

Last week’s question: Which do you like better “See You at the Top” or “See you on the Trail” Here are your responses, in the order received: I like that you offer it for free. (To which I responded: I think you mean I offer my weekly Sealegs for free. Right? If so, then, Yes, gladly. Their answer was, Yes. To which I offer a hearty, “So be it! And, thank you!”)Good...
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