WTH, YOYO. It’s TEOTWAWKI

TEOTWAWKI, you ask? Don’t make me sing the song.

But do I actually feel fine? No, I do not. I’m unsettled. I’m leery.

Why, you ask? As I write this, North Korea is developing its nuclear weapons program and recently “declared invalid” the 1953 war truce with the United States and South Korea, according to a March 12 web article by Alastair Gale of The Wall Street Journal. The “War on Terror” in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and others is still ongoing, the weather has become increasingly worrisome in recent years, natural disasters have become common occurrences, and the economy all around the world is suffering. In our global marketplace, disasters affect each of us no matter where we live. They are all around us and can be seen in every corner of the world, if we would just take a closer look.

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What Makes a Mother

Motherhood could be defined as the state of being a mother. But what makes a mother? Some would say that a mother is just a female human who bore children and motherhood is simply her classification. However, that is not an adequate description because Continue Reading →

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Loneliness and Solitude

In one of my English classes, we were asked to consider what “solitude” means to us and to reflect on our experience in an online class. Below is my response (with edits).

Loneliness and Solitude

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A Word On Tittles

Always fix your tittles. Continue Reading →

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Literacy Lessons Learned

I have not been as diligent with posting on my blog as I would like to be, but I have been busy with coursework. However, I am still writing, and I’d like to share with you an essay I wrote for my English class as proof (with a few edits included). 🙂

Literacy Lessons Learned

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The Apostrophe Debate

I thought it might be fun to let you all in on a discussion that was a part of one of my classes. For some reason, I got extremely riled up and had to get my own two cents in. Hope you enjoy.

Without further ado:

My Side of the Apostrophe Debate

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Liebster Blog Award

I’ve been honored again, this time by Molly Field at Grass Oil for the Liebster Blog Award. Continue Reading →

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A Friends and Family First Following

A following, or platform, is built by people who support a person or a person’s work. Building a platform is beneficial to all independent contractors, perhaps especially writers, yet some people are unaware of the issues. Arguably, writers determined to become not only published but also successful authors need a platform the most. They often first hit up friends and family for support because that’s what friends and family do best. Without this support structure, writers face an even more treacherous uphill climb. Continue Reading →

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Holy Crap, I Actually Did It

As you know, I started my blog to share my journey through the writing world. Along the way, I hoped to inspire and encourage others. What do you know–just two months in and I’ve done it!

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Learning as you Grow

I’m sitting at the kitchen table watching you dig in your green beans and corn, your chicken nuggets scarfed down and your watery juice already gone, too. You pick through your green beans, getting at the bits of bacon hiding between. I know you’re about to pick up your plate and throw it on the floor because the Pookie dog won’t eat any more dropped corn. She’s gotten finicky since you’ve been un-sneakily giving her food. Continue Reading →

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