Subscriber since: May 2013
Location: Tacoma, WA
About Me
I am a professional student, as I have returned to school to obtain a second Masters degree. I have recently been volunteering as a teacher assistant in a class I completed last year, and finding that students who are now in a baccalaureate program have atrocious skills in grammar, sentence structure, spelling and on and on.
Anyway, that is not about me. I have loved words since the age of 3, according to my late mother, and siblings. My dad considered himself a grammarian and passed this on to me, I suppose.
I paint in water colors, chalks, pencil, and try other media. I love sailing; have flown with a friend in Cessna's,150 & 172; I enjoy writing and getting better at blogging. Oh, and I am an "expert" professional nurse - a Parish Nurse,Health Ministry Leader, and communications leader.
I am 76 years old, 6 years past the threescore and ten that the Lord gave us, and I am still strong and holding on to Him.
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Favorite Word:

This word means a lot to me because there is so much negativity in the air nowadays. I want to be an agent of change and help everyone I can to develop positivity and incorporate into their social persona.
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For some unknown reason, people use the phrase " I feel" when they really mean " I think". Another bothersome phrase is - when individuals will begin a sentence pontificating on a concern by saying, "we as a people", or "we as nurses", or "we as whatever". It is like dragging fingernails across the old-fashioned blackboards. It grates on my one last nerve.
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Favorite Quote:

""The greatest problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred"."
- George Bernard Shaw

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