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Grammar Police and Proofreading

Photo credit: jppi from Yesterday, I was reading the local newspaper website and in almost every article, I found a typo or misused word.  I started to get hot under the collar and steam from my ears. After all, they are a newspaper! "They should have proofreaders and all articles double checked," I thought.  I was so disappointed. I popped onto Facebook  to check the Daily Mouse Clicks and low and behold, I see my promo post from yesterday and it made no sense! Did I even read it? Did I proofread it?  How could I have made that mistake? What was I thinking? “Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? “Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye?  “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.  Matthew 7:3-5 I hang my judgmental

Opinion: Extending the Hours of Black Friday into Thanksgiving

Christmas shoppers in the Bullring by Mark Hillary A recent article about the trend to move Black Friday into Thanksgiving day has been a topic of discussion by many on Facebook. Honestly, like the opinion in the article, I believe that the problem is not capitalism or greedy corporations but the materialistic mindset is a disturbing picture of our culture and the desire for 'things' over family, reflection and relaxation. Now, there have always been a few places that stay open. It is a very, very busy day for restaurants like Cracker Barrel. A number of grocery stores staying open, at least part of the day, for those last minute items for the feast. Gas stations sometimes stay open to serve the few that are on the roads to be with family. As for actually Christmas shopping, physically bundling up, hopping in the car and heading to the mall?  I am hoping that the customers will be scarce. They always have the option to shop online while the turkey is roasting or

Best Sites to Crop or Resize Pictures Online

Do you have a large photo you want to share but it is too large to send via email? Maybe you only want to post a smaller image online.  You don't have to have special software as it can now be done online. Upload your photo, make the changes and you are done.  Check out this article on the best websites in cyberspace.  Best Sites to Crop or Resize Pictures Online