Ten Cent Words

Early one morning at work… A co-worker and I were discussing why one of our Supervisors had reserved the conference room. Actually, it was more like guessing. When the conference room is reserved, the purpose of its use is not always clear. Sometimes the room is only reserved by name and the time period due to confidentiality – personnel issues, interviews, etc. We were wondering if it was a confidential thing, a meeting, or something else. Given our similar senseRead more

I Cant Hardly Not

“I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it.” ~Carl Sandburg~ I cant hardly not Use goodly grammar Its not in me. I cant hardly not Except past tents or spell write in a spelling be I cant hardly not Like them those commas Because I prefers a dot I cant hardly not Take your grammar advise Already I has got I cant hardly not Put tooRead more

Poetic Subjectivity

“It’s all about people. It’s all about the subjectivity of what people love.” ~Joe Pantoliano~ A week ago, I finished a five-week poetry class at UW-Fox Valley. This class was definitely more subjective than it was technical. Rather than learn about different styles of poetry, pentameter or best use of the English language, we engaged in free-write exercises, read works of published poets, listened to short lectures, recited our homework (poetry) out loud, and listened to feedback from the restRead more

Alphabet Math

That would be me. From Wikipedia: “Elementary algebra differs from arithmetic in the use of abstractions, such as using letters to stand for numbers that are either unknown or allowed to take on many values. For example, in x+2=5 the letter x is unknown, but the law of inverses can be used to discover its value: x=3. In E = mc2, the letters E and m are variables, and the letter c is a constant, the speed of light inRead more

Feet in my Shoes, Mary I Am

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself Any direction you choose. ~Dr. Seuss~ Yes I can, Mary I am! If you have ever gone to the “About” page on this site (or you can go now)(take your time, I’ll wait)……the first sentence reads: “I am not a professional writer, I have not taken creative writing classes, I do not have best.blogger.ever expectations.” It’s all true, even the lack of best blogger expectation. I’mRead more