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I Revealed the Name of a High School Crush on a Meatloaf

Today people tattoo the name of their first crush on their bodies. When I was in high school, I embellished the name of my crush on a meatloaf. Romantic, right? I always thought it was a blessing I grew up in The Olden Days when my stupidest moments in  high school weren’t broadcast through social media. The grapevine probably […]

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Disappointments Led Me in “Write” Direction

  It was a crushing high school disappointment. My goal was to be the  president of the Future Farmers of America my senior year.  I planned to run for state office the following spring, then maybe national office. They were ambitious, teenage plans. I’d gone to regionals in extemporaneous public speaking, won awards in livestock judging, won […]

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Shrink Your Words With The Shorter Thesaurus

Social media gives us the ability to communicate less to more people. A Facebook status is one or two cleverly written sentences. Twitter allows 140 characters for a tweet, including hashtags and a shortened url. Txts r shrtr Gone is the Dickens era of descriptive and meaningful prose. We r short & sweet.   Today, I’m […]

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He Never Met a Metaphor He Didn’t Like

Are you a word-nerd who loves saying, reading, and studying words? Did you read a dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedia just for fun?  Yea, we are kindred spirits, aren’t we?  Today’s COOL TOOL comes from a word-loving North Dakota boy, yea, that’s where I was born, too, thanks for asking. We also attended the same college,  […]

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