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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on February 18, 2013 |

If you enjoy the etymology of words, you might like to see how Debby Harris explains “fantasy” at The Blood Red Pencil. I did not know some of the connotations of that word. A couple of weeks ago I read a story by Kathleen Parker about a woman from Burma, Zin Mar Aung who was […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on October 7, 2011 |

Smart Meters for keeping track of electricity usage aren’t so smart after all. In one area of Dallas, a resident’s electric bill jumped from around $85 a month for a small apartment to $670. It took two months and numerous inspections by the electric company to finally discover that a heat strip was malfunctioning, and […]

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To Swear or Not To Swear

Posted by mcm0704 on September 27, 2008 |

It’s not easy to decide how much colorful language to include in a book without it seeming gratutitious, and I always deferred to the characters and the story to decide. Some characters are more prone to swearing than others. But over at http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/ there is a discussion today about using swear words and it started […]

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