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Voting – A Civic Duty

Voting – A Civic Duty

From my early days in college, I have assisted with voter registration. The right to vote and the ability to have my voice heard is important to me. I remember when Civics was a required course in high school. I also remember the civil rights and feminist movements. When I began elementary school, all females were … Continue reading

The Blame Game

The Blame Game

Who are the winners in the Blame Game? I have been at the end of the finger tip of finger pointer – someone who employs the Blame Game to avoid taking responsibility for a making a mistake or exercising bad judgment. It is an uncomfortable position to be in and I have rarely escaped the … Continue reading

Falling into Autumn

Falling into Autumn

Autumn: A Time of Purpose – Autumn is my favorite season. The vibrant colors of orange, yellow, rust, and gold permeate the landscape. The tantalizing smells of spices, like cinnamon, excite the olfactory nerves. There is a certain type of crispness to the air. As the hot, lazy days of summer slowly fade away, the … Continue reading

Calling all WP bloggers…

Calling all WP bloggers…

Hello, my fellow WP bloggers… As I sort through all the WP blogging resources, I’ve decided to ask you, fellow users, a few things about this amazing platform. I’ve noticed that other bloggers are ‘liking’ my blog posts. When I attempt to find their blogs, I am taken to their Gravatar instead. How can I … Continue reading

The Gift of Gab

The Gift of Gab

My Life as a Talkative Person – I’ve heard, time and again, that I am an extrovert. I can talk to just about anyone – about just about anything. As my grandma once told me, I definitely have the ‘gift for gab.’ Speaking with people on a one-to-one basis is natural for me. Many of … Continue reading

The Development of My Blog

The Development of My Blog

Welcome to Straighten Up and Fly Write!  As a personal blog, my goal is to share writing tips, create motivation and inspiration, and encourage others to actively blog. We all have stories to share. Each person is the author of his or her own life and, through writing, one can claim authorship. Through blogging, we … Continue reading