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silly season

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 3, 2019 is: silly season • SIL-ee-SEE-zun  • noun 1 : a period (such as late summer) when the mass media often focus on trivial or frivolous matters for lack of major news stories 2 : a period…

clarion

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 2, 2019 is: clarion • KLAIR-ee-un  • adjective : brilliantly clear; also : loud and clear Examples: "The guitars take off like fighter planes and [Stef Chura] delivers a clarion, country-steeped vocal, somewhere between Kitty Wells and Kurt…

luftmensch

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 1, 2019 is: luftmensch • LOOFT-mensh (the "OO" is as in "foot")  • noun : an impractical contemplative person having no definite business or income Examples: "People like Luftmenschen, and they've liked them for a long time. The…

7 Lessons from 7 Years of Blogging — Asha’s Blog

The past year has been one of many trails. Personal losses of such magnitudes it could make oceans weep. And yet here I am. Despite everything, looking back at the year gone and wondering what is it about life that enchants writers, poets, sorcerers, artists,…

How to Be on the Keto Diet the Healthy Way

How to Be on the Keto Diet the Healthy Way Wellness physician Dr. Josh Axe explains the difference between the regular keto and dirty keto diets. Then, Dr. Oz addresses concerns about some of the ...
tropical island

Travel article writing is hard and long

As part of my journey as a writer, I wanted to Ken-Saunders.com as a journal to capture some of the challenges as a relatively new professional writer that I experience.  As some of you may know I got a contract at the beginning of December…
writing travel articles

Times Shares and Travel writing

Things seem to have a funny way of coming up in my life.  As an example, I recently took on a new writing assignment.  I'm writing 250 smallish, 400-600 word articles on travel destinations with SEO keywords and at the same time, Lonnie and I…

Thoughtfulness Practices

When I was growing up, I was taught to be “mindful” and considerate of others around me. For me, it was just an obvious extension of the Golden Rule. You treat others as you would want to be treated, EVEN if they didn’t treat you…