National Grammar Day Is March 4th!

What Is Grammar? Grammar is the system and structure of a language, the set of rules used to create phrases and sentences to convey meaning. The English language contains more than one million words so we can precisely express our thoughts, ideas, feelings, emotions,  perspectives, desires, messages, and actions. The more you know about English…

Is Your Writing Offensive? How to Use Inclusive, Politically Correct Language

“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.” -Robert F. Kennedy…

What Is Grammar Anyway?

National Grammar Day is a U.S. holiday that comes every March 4th. Most people do not know and probably do not care about this holiday that pales in comparison to other late winter/ early spring festive holidays such as Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and even Groundhog Day. However, when it comes to academic…

National Grammar Day is March 4th: Be Inspired to Write the Right Way!

Fun fact for you! National Grammar Day is celebrated March 4th each year. Why let poor grammar stand in your way or detract from your message? Today is the day to make a few small changes to help set your grammar straight! National Grammar Day started back in 2008 to encourage and stress the importance…

Maya Angelou’s Legacy: Words Can Make a Difference

 “The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.” –Maya Angelou On May 28th, the world bid a poignant goodbye to poet, author, and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou, who died quietly in her home that morning at the age…

Fifty Shades of Grey: Revisiting Book Banning in America

“Fifty Shades of Grey: Revisiting Book Banning in America” Controversy over E. L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey, banned by several libraries in America due to its sexual content and eroticism, brings to light the topic of literary censorship and book banning, a well-debated issue throughout American history.  Although James’s novel, one of a trilogy,…

Sylvia Plath: The Power of Writing

Sylvia Plath is a Pulitzer-Prize winning American poet, short story writer, and novelist whose life and talent tragically ended at her own hands at the age of 30.   Plath’s later writing often took root in the raw, poignant emotions of a single mother struggling to pursue her passion to write while raising two young children…

Technology

Although I am on my computer for the better part of each day and appreciate the opportunities technology affords my business, my mind and technology do not seamlessly mesh.  Usually, I am open-minded to and accepting of change in life; however, when it comes to technology, my brain closes tight as a clam shell.  So,…

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