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blacklilackitty · 1W ago

Friday the 13th: Are you superstitious?

Today is Friday the 13th.  Are you superstitious? In 1233 Pope Gregory IX announced that black cats were placed on earth to do the Devil’s work.  Prior to Pope Gregory, cats were pretty much...
blacklilackitty · 2W ago

Copyright Basic Tutorial

When you have questions about copyright, it might seem confusing when you do a Google search or search Copyright.gov. Here is a Copyright Basic Tutorial, I think might be helpful for those b...
blacklilackitty · 2W ago

Having a tracheal tube never stopped her…

Recently, I presented at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, Kansas, on Clementine Paddleford. At the end of the presentation, I answered questions.  Most of the questions I ...
blacklilackitty · 3W ago

When people see me, what do they think?

I had an opportunity to attend a Leadership Seminar recently.  The keynote speaker, Rhett Laubach, opened his presentation with this question:  “When people see me, what do they think?” A li...
blacklilackitty · 4W ago

Go Gentle Into That Good Night

“Do not go gentle into that good night,” wrote Dylan Thomas. Thomas’ poem was looked at in the PBS show “Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death” by Helen Whitney that aired on Monday, M...
blacklilackitty · 4W ago

Wrong Words

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I signed up for a proofreading class.  Another aspect of proofreading is the commonly misused words. Can you pick the correct words for this sentence?...
blacklilackitty · 4W ago

Is that a family name?

“What is your name?” someone asked me. “Cynthia,” I replied. “Is that a family name?” they asked. Well, yes and no. Yes, there is a Cynthia in my ancestral line, but I was not named after th...
blacklilackitty · 1M ago

Can you proofread your own work?

I thought that proofreading was pretty easy because I am pretty good at it. Proofreading is not easy! I found this out when I signed up for a proofreading class.  Oh, I can catch nearly all ...
blacklilackitty · 1M ago

I Am Magical

Title: I Am Magical: magnifiqueNOIR, Book One By: Briana Lawrence Publisher: Sewn Together Reflections Publication Date: October 3, 2017   About the Book: “The revolution will be magical” Th...
blacklilackitty · 1M ago

Keep Easter Lilies Away from Cats

K-STATE VETERINARIAN SAYS KEEP EASTER LILIES AWAY FROM CATS, AND THAT OTHER PLANTS AND FLOWERS CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO BOTH CATS AND DOGS MANHATTAN — If the Easter Bunny happens to leave an East...