My Writing “Brainbow” My Orange Brain is excited to share that I have  signed a contract with my publisher, SLACK Books, for my 7th book! My Blue Brain is happy that I will be working with Brien Cummings, who is the Senior Acquisitions Editor. My Green Brain is eager to begin my research for the…

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Word Wednesday • “Rictus” is my word for WordWednesday. Definition: • Noun: A gaping grin or grimace, a gape of a bird’s mouth, or the mouth orifice Pronunciation •  Pronunciation – RIK-tus Usage •  Sometimes their “Rictus” expressed happiness and some times it showed shock. Closing Thought and History I think we all prefer an individual’s smile…

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How Does Your Brain Feel? Do you every feel like your brain is bound up and your thoughts are going in circles? I thought about this metaphor, today while I was transplanting 3 of my Christmas Cactus plants that I have had for 20 years. Encircling Your Brain? When I took the plants out of…

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Word Wednesday • “Febrile” is my word for WordWednesday. Definition: • Adjective: marked or caused by fever or feverish Pronunciation •  Pronunciation – FEB-ryle Usage • When a child or adult has a “Febrile” feeling, it is a sure sign that they are sick. Closing Thought and History Not too surprisingly, febrile originated in the field of…

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Feeling Overwhelmed Many people, including me, have felt that heart break that the past 14 months have been filled with:  Coronavirus, unemployment, children learning from home, political battling, injustice, and prejudice. Life has been emotionally, financially, and physically challenging, and devastating for so many women, men, and children. Whenever, my Blue Brain and Heart are…

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“Who” Is Living In Our Tree? My husband and I discovered this large hole, 25 feet up in huge Box Elder tree, in our back yard. We could not see into the hole to know what type of bird, raccoon, squirrel, or owl is living or has been living in the tree. I was excited…

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Word Wednesday • “Dop​pelgäng​er” is my word for WordWednesday. Definition: • Noun: A ghostly double of a living person or two people who physically resemble each other very much.  Pronunciation •  Pronunciation –  dop·​pel·​gäng·​er ,  ˈdä-pəl-ˌgaŋ-ər  , -ˌgeŋ-, dä-pəl-ˈgaŋ-, -ˈgeŋ- er,  doppelganger Usage • Seeing my “Dop​pelgäng​er” on TV in the documentary about the Wizard of Oz, was extraordinary! Closing Thought and History •  During the documentary…

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Administrative Professionals Day Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 21st is Administrative Professionals Day. It is a day observed yearly in a small number of countries. This day is not a public holiday. However, in some countries, it falls within Administrative Professionals Week. History Admin Professionals Day has been celebrated since 1952. Then is was referred to as…

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Word Wednesday • “Pugilismplay” is my word for WordWednesday. Definition: • Noun: Boxing Pronunciation • PYOO-juh-liz-um-play Usage • “Pugilismplay” is a sport that some people think is violent. Closing Thought and History •  “Pugilismplay” has been a sport for centuries! • The sport of boxing had its Olympic initiation more than 2,500 years ago in the 23rd…

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Spring Clean-up It’s Spring Clean-up in my yard and gardens. My Yellow Organized Brain has already begun feeding, water and nurturing my trees, shrubs and perennial flower beds. Amongst all the beauty of new growth are the fast growing dandilions, weeds, thistle, and unwanted grass, which grow everywhere I do not want them to grow. It is…

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Word Wednesday • “Insouciance” is my word for WordWednesday. Definition: • Noun: Lighthearted, unconcern, or nonchalance Pronunciation • Pronunciation – in-SOO-see-unss Usage • Some people are “Insouciance” about climate change. Closing Thought and History •  It is essential to not present an attitude of “Insouciance” when interviewing for a job. • English speakers learned insouciance (as well as…

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How I Learned to Love Poetry When I was a young girl I was fortunate to attend Mac-Do Lodge Camp for Girls in Delevan, Wisconsin. Minnie A. Cohen, the owner and director of our camp,  always read inspirational poems during our Sunday night campfire and award ceremony. Sharing Poetry It was those Sunday night readings…

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