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More than a flock of sheep.

Specific designations describe groups of animals. You probably know it’s a flock of sheep, a school of fish, and a pride of lions. A herd of cattle? Actually, it’s a drove of cattle. Elephants come in herds. A litter of…

Challenges of English Vocabulary

I’m often happy that English is my first language. There’s one exception after another whether it’s irregular verbs, spelling, pluralizations, and the list goes on. It’s house and houses but not mouse and mouses. It geese not gooses, but more…

Character Counts

Character counts. That’s your character as opposed to counting characters in your Twitter feed. “Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wind, and only character endures.” ~ Horace Greeley.

Perplexed by Publishing

I’m about to head to an annual children’s literature conference again. I certainly look forward to honing skills, learning more about the industry, having work critiqued, and meeting industry players. Maybe I’ll get my foot in the door. I’m still…

Words Matter

Consecutive vs. concurrent. It turned out to be a tragically big deal. Whether is was a clerical error or omission (or series of them), the end result is the same: three dead. Evan Ebel was incorrectly released four years early…

The truth:

If Easter says anything to us today, it says this: You can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there. You can nail it to a cross, wrap it in winding sheets and shut it up in a…

Big Ditch or Bust

I’ll never tire of visiting any of our National Parks. Happily another visit looms large for me: The Big Ditch, aka the Grand Canyon. It is the one place I believe every American should see… if you were only to…