Easter. It’s always been one of my favorite times of the year. Along with the Resurrection, it signifies the real beginning of spring. It’s no coincidence that budding trees, blossoming plants and a flutter of nature’s creatures accompany the rebirth of man. After months of cold weather the world is suddenly reawakened and rejuvenated. The sunny skies and warmer temperatures seem to give us a new lease on life. Things

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Mar 2016

Did You Hear Me?

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw Everybody’s talking but no one’s listening. The manager relays a schedule change to an employee. In a staff meeting, the marketing director enthusiastically describes a new promotion, or the production manager informs the group of a new offering from a vendor. It happens all the time. The information goes in one ear and

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Mar 2016

A Woman at Last!

  I can’t wait to go home today.  I have something exciting to tell my husband.  I am a Woman. I just got the news. After over five decades, and 19 years of owning my own business, the State of South Carolina has confirmed what in my heart I already knew.  Yep, today the governing institution that regulates and taxes both my business and me personally has bestowed the honor

Ten Proofreading Tips Mark Twain once said: “The difference between the right word and the nearly right word is the same as the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.” It’s true. Not only is it difficult to find the right word, but couple that with utilizing the correct spelling and using the word in the proper context. On National Proofreading day, we offer the top ten tips for making