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Five Things to Do on a Cold Grey Day When You Don’t Have to Leave Your House

Most of us have been going through some bitingly cold days this winter. Along with the cold is the grey. Do you spell it grey or gray? Doesn’t matter, they’re both correct as in: One can become easily distracted, feel out of sorts on a cold, grey day. I’m not from England but I want … Continue reading

Monday Musings & Motivations — Part Fifty-Five – Risk

We each experience life—love, loss, joy, pain—individually, personally, and no one can feel it for us. Friends and/or family can soothe and offer words of comfort or encouragement, but ultimately we have to take whatever it is on— take the risk or not. For some of us, it takes awhile. We do the same thing … Continue reading

From Whence They Came

I was rewriting a short story yesterday morning and decided on the title, “The Nick of Time.” Though the phrase isn’t mentioned anywhere in the story, its implications are fierce—linking the main plot and the subplot—I hope anyway. These vehicles we use to write—setting the tone as tragic or comic, voice patterns of characters, memorable … Continue reading

You Gotta Laugh

If you look back at some of the best moments of your life, you’ll always find laughter. Laughter can make your heart swell and pump with vitality. According to the Mayo Clinic it can do all this: Stimulate all those organs inside you plus make your brain feel as if you just had chocolate or … Continue reading

Thanks

As a writer I’m acutely aware of how much weight words carry. We fling them about these days, through various channels of social media, so many outlets of delivering what we feel, what we want to say. I personally don’t Tweet, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and whatever else there may be.  I seriously don’t know how … Continue reading

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mé·tier
ˈmāˌtyā,māˈtyā/

noun

a trade, profession, or occupation.
"those who work honestly at their métier"
synonyms: occupation, job, work, profession, business, employment, career, vocation, trade, craft, line (of work), specialty

"he had another métier besides teaching"

an occupation or activity that one is good at.

"she decided that her real métier was grand opera"

synonyms: forte, strong point, strength, specialty, talent, bent; More
an outstanding or advantageous characteristic.
"subtlety is not his métier"

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