Category Archives: Food for Thought

Dystopian Fiction: A View On This Popular Genre

It is written that utopia is boring to readers, that we are not wired to read about no conflict (how about goals?), and that a perfect world is so unachievable there is no point in writing about it. True, but … Continue reading

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Devolution

Sell to the young, Or there’s no money in it; Fun things like video games, Consoles, movies. Sell to the young The things they enjoy, Not the things they may need; Easy things, entertainment, Special effects. Sell to the young, … Continue reading

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Paula’s Victory

To be a college Valedictorian is an honour and great accomplishment for anyone, but for Paula, it is a fairy-tale ending to a difficult school-age life. Paula has found her niche. Her professionalism has impressed people up to the Canadian … Continue reading

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Inspired By Disney

My oldest daughter first showed me that dreams come true. At age six, she wanted to go to Disney World. I told her the only way that would happen is if she went on her own when she got older—but … Continue reading

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Evaluation: In the Eye of the Beholder

I grew up believing, as did so many in our generation, that you present your attributes to the world, get evaluated objectively, and based on that evaluation, get assigned the lifestyle that you have “earned.” Instead, it is this wisdom … Continue reading

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Investment: It Applies to People

When one hears the word investment, perhaps visions of money come to mind. However, in the greater scope of the word, to invest in something means to put something forth in the hope that it will return more value than … Continue reading

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What is Plagiarism Really?

What is plagiarism? It is more than copying someone’s written work directly. It is using their ideas without a proper reference. Liz Broomfield explains this beautifully in her article “On plagiarism,” where she states that plagiarism is really “passing other … Continue reading

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The New Fad of “Your”

I’m sure some of you have noticed that there is an unprecedented misuse of the homonyms “your” and “you’re.” There have always been cases of homonym confusion in the past, but today the “your” problem is out of control. It … Continue reading

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Do We Understand the Value of Custom Work?

Custom work is not a bunch of products on a store shelf. Unlike one-size-fits-all items put through an assembly line, custom service is a specialty item designed for one buyer, and tailored to that buyer—you. What’s so special about custom … Continue reading

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Writing Tips: When to Adhere to the Rules and When to Break Them, and Why Should You Care, Anyway?

Surprise: there is a place for bad grammar in good writing. But when and where? And, really, why should you care? Tips about grammar for creative writers, bloggers, professionals, employees, business owners, and just about anyone: 1. There is a … Continue reading

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