As a proofer, I sometimes shake my head in wonder and chuckle at word problems. This headline, for example: How Much it Costs for a Family to Live in 20 U.S. Cities "Say what?!" I thought it was difficult paying our bills, but 20 different places to keep up? The kitchen gadgets alone would kill the York budget! OK, I know the author meant 'Living Costs … [Read more...] about “Say WHAT?!”
Are you looking for a different-angle news story? I think I can help you with that. Take a look at my Fun Holiday, this month. Hurry to get it on the schedule, because International Axe Throwing Day is coming up on Wednesday. This sport takes skill, helps with fitness, and is something families can do together. What's not to love? International Axe … [Read more...] about International Axe Throwing Day
(If you'd rather listen, here's the audio.) To paraphrase the classic song, "We're just wild about Harry." For Brits and Yanks, the May 19, 2018 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is still on our minds as this posts 18 days later. If you are a writer, you can use this topic tomorrow or 10 years from now. Readers will still know who Harry and … [Read more...] about ‘Newsjacking’ Harry and Meghan
OK ... nuthin' difficult here, today. Just a new monthly feature on the website (Fun Holiday) and a cute joke: What does a snail say when he's riding on the back of a turtle? He says, "Whe-e-e-e!" (Nope. It doesn't take much to entertain me.) World Turtle Day For those freelancers who might need a 'different' type of news story to offer a client, check … [Read more...] about Happy World Turtle Day
Something a little different this time out: I'm giving you a writing assignment, instead of the other way around! Come with me on an adventure. Sometimes, the strangest things remind us of our parents' sacrifice for the family. We miss it until we are "...all growed up," as Bruce Willis says in the movie Armageddon. Case in point ... The Husband and I … [Read more...] about Moms: Small moves. Lots of love.
For those of us in the U.S., don't forget to check out local activities around the National Day of Prayer this Thursday, May 3, 2018. (For historical information: http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/history) The theme, this year: Ephesians 4:3 - "Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." … [Read more...] about National Day of Prayer in U.S.