The Empty Nest Society

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Last night, I popped into the grocery store to get a few things and absently reached for a bag of chocolate chips in the baking aisle, knowing my 18-year-old daughter loves to bake chocolate chip cookies. Suddenly, I remembered that she wasn’t home anymore. Just a few days ago, we helped her unpack her belongings in a dorm room in …

Ancient Greek: oxus = sharp moros = dull

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So the actual word “oxymoron” means a sharp dullness…which kinda seems like an oxymoron in itself. The last few letters: X-ray tube (what is that?!)Yes Means NoZero Deficit Et Voila`! And that’s a wrap for finding oxymorons for the alphabet! Readers’ all-time favorite was:Required Donation (an obvious sign that I was doing these in September when school started up again). …

Oxymoron for "W"

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“W’s” best is: Well-preserved ruins Just three more oxymoron letters to go before we’ve done the entire alphabet!

Interview with Craig Hart on Books and Blogging

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The following is an excerpt from an interview with Craig Hart, Christian author and book reviewer. Craig started Christian Fiction Online as a book reviewing service. To learn more about Craig, go to www.craighart.blogspot.com Q: Writers are faced with so much to do from a publicity standpoint. What promotional technique has been most effective for you? Least effective? A: You …

But What Is A Blog?

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Most of my friends look at me oddly when I mention that I have started a blog…like I just announced I’m going to start selling Tupperware and wondered if they wouldn’t like to host a party? Then they ask me what a blog is, and why would anyone read it, and who has time for that nonsense, anyway? Some describe …

The Constant Gardener

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These pictures might reveal why I have sporadic success in the garden. Today’s “U” oxymorons:Unsolved Mystery User Friendly (whenever I see that one, I start to worry) Understanding Editors (only funny to the writerly types out there)

"T" Oxymoron: Targeted Spam

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Now that’s a great oxymoron! Funny thing about spam is that when I was living overseas, the one product that seemed to pop up all over the world, including far flung corners of 3rd world countries, was… Spam! That “who knows what it’s really made of” conglomerate of some kind of animal protein and gel. That is one company with …

First Day of School!

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Now here is a young man (my son) filled with enthusiasm for his first day of high school! I believe this was taken after wake up call #4. “S” oxymorons for the day…”Semi-boneless Chicken” (poor little chick) and “Swiss Army” (they have none). And I’ve gotten quite a few comments about the interview with Mary E. deMuth! Yes, I will …