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I have a co-worker at an elementary school who often speaks on the intercom, she uses the phrases “on tomorrow,” on yesterday,” & “on today.” This is the first I have ever heard this phrase used but it just does not sound correct to me. I was looking for an expert opinion because if she is incorrectly using the words, I would like to bring it to her attention so the students in the school do not get in the habit of saying it. She is originally from North Carolina and now we are in Southern Virginia so it may just be regional.
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I read an article recently that said people who don’t look at Facebook for a week are less envious and less disgruntled. I don’t remember if the article cited scientific evidence or was reporting wishful thinking.
Still . . .
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What is it about a compliment that makes the recipient queasy? The person offering it is giving a gift, one that could brighten a day, bring a smile, or even change an attitude.
But what often happens is that the
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You might think the title of this blog is about being a gracious guest when you’re invited to someone’s home for dinner. It’s not. It’s about using time wisely when delays occur.
This week’s Economic Club guest was Pulitzer Prize
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Last night, while slicing lemons, I accidentally mistook the tip of my index finger on my left hand for the final slice. Blood and pain alerted me to my error.
And I’ve been alerted in more ways than one ever
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I’ve been remiss about blogging, remiss about keeping up with crucial issues, and remiss about following the myriad GOP presidential candidates’ debates. I intend to remedy the first two situations now.
I am committed to blogging more regularly, even though
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A week ago four geese flew into our pond, and I was unhappy. Geese are a nuisance in a residential area, and there is little one can do about it that is effective.
My neighbor and I believe these are
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I understand that public radio and television stations need their audiences’ financial support to maintain an independence from advertisers. And, believe me, I like watching programs that are not constantly interrupted by automobile manufacturers, Big Pharma, and big box retailers.
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On September 30, I wrote about my search for an indoor swimming pool in my community that met my requirements. Over the past couple years, I’ve felt like Goldilocks: one pool was too warm, the other too cold. Was
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I’m clear that the prefix ‘pre’ indicates something that goes before something else. For instance, a pre-nup is an agreement between two parties that is signed before the nuptial day. Pre-meditated murder is one that is planned in advance. Pre-existing
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