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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

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

Monday Musings and Motivations — Part Fifty-Four — This Condition of Being Human

We all have baggage.  Some we carry around for decades—a snarky, hurtful comment is like an old tube of travel toothpaste that we find when we dig out a suitcase to go somewhere.  We look at it and think, I’ll just keep this in case I need it again.  Despite that its freshness is gone … Continue reading

Monday Musings and Motivations — Part Fifty-Three — Connections

I walk into a coffeehouse, specifically one that is global and serves happy hour libations in some areas now. It’s early afternoon and I wait in line, only one person in front of me and then it’s my turn. “I’d like a Venti Decaf.” My usual is a Venti No-Fat Vanilla Cappuccino but if I … Continue reading

This, That and Other Things

I’ve been absent from the blogging world.  We all take a break from time to time for this or that reason.  Then there’s always that other thing—absolute mind-numbing brain freeze where nothing, nada, no idea is in there. I suppose part of the reason for my absence has been that other thing. THIS When that … 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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