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Mixed-up Words and Why They Matter

What’s the harm in switching a few letters around? As most of you know by now, I poke fun at my wife. Trust me, she gets in her fair share of jabs. My wife is a brilliant person, talented beyond belief, gifted in many areas. Smart as she is though, she frequently mixes up her […]

Telling the Stories of “The Greatest Generation” Just Got Easier

Telling the stories of “the greatest generation” just got easier 1940 Census released. Creates “tsunami” of interest By Aliza Giammatteo The release of the 1940 census on April 2, 2012, after a 72 year embargo, created a frenzy among family history enthusiasts. Demand was so great that the National Archives website crashed, with 22 million […]

The Secret To Getting Rich

Best Investment I Ever Made I have not done very well with investments. I always seem to be late to the party, or leaving when I should stay. As an example, I sold my Apple stock back in 1994. I try to forget the per-share price, but my wife keeps reminding me. And every time […]

3 Things Not to do if Your Loved One Suffers From Addiction

I mentioned previously that this blog might change topics now and then. Tonight my son Tony will be guest hosting. Tony is a former drug addict. He has been clean for three years, and now spends his life helping others who were like him. Substance Abuse and Addiction Working on the family side of treatment […]

How to Discover Who Your Characters Really Are.

Character Development This is Biscotti, the sweetest, most lovable dog in the world, right? If you said yes, you’d be right—some of the time. At other times she is a domineering, nasty, violent little… Well, I think you know where I’m going with this. She bullies dogs two to three times her size. One of […]




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