The Grommet

What is your word for 2023?

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Today is National Brew a Potion Day. How did following the trend of the National Day calendar even start? I also noticed that people are beginning to pick a “Word of the Year.” So, naturally, as a copywriter, editor and proofreader, I perked up to this trend. So, my word for 2023 is pinpoint. Pinpoint The
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It’s October, and it finally feels like Fall. The leaves changed overnight, and I am relishing rocking in my porch chair with my books. So as we move into the last three months of 2022, here is a wrap-up of the books I read in September. Why do I post book reviews? With so many
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Books I read in August.

Why I am Giving Away My Profits

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As a freelancer, I have the freedom to construct the business of my dreams. I dictate my hours, workspace, benefits, what I work on and how I work. But I also have the freedom to build a purpose-driven business.  Purpose-driven businesses are those with the potential and drive to improve the world. According to Forbes, “With
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In the 90s, my teenage life gave me great country music, Nirvana-style flannels and one of these: This is an extension cord for a wall-connected phone. My extension cord was so long, and the speakerphone worked so well that I could talk with my friends for hours anywhere in my room and bathroom after talking