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Capitalization Blues

Capitalization Blues What to capitalize and what not to capitalize. Here is an attempt to apply some simple rules to a complex issue. You capitalize the specific names of specific people, places, and things.  Capitalize the “I” when specifically referring to yourself.  Capitalize the first

By Petar Milošević - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Word Choices

Hopefully, you will find this as interesting and useful as I have. Grammar cheat sheet for clean, clear, and compelling writing 30 tips to tighten up your grammar skills featured image by By Petar Milošević – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Writing Paragraphs

I found another great article on writing at Medium.  This one discusses writing paragraphs. If You Learn to Write Better Paragraphs, You Will Make a Better Writer A simple guide on writing clear and better paragraphs.  

weight lifting

Exercises that Maximize Muscle Activation

When exercising, the goal is to activate as many muscles as you can.  Pulse exercises are very effective because you are catching the weight, which activates a lot of muscles.  And you are flexing an almost completely flexed muscle which also activates a lot of muscles.  

Youtube Guitar Lessons

I have been learning the guitar and found this video to be better than most when it comes to learning to play the electric guitar. The channel is the Henry Olsen Guitar lessons

Google’s Ngram Viewer

The Ngram Viewer allows you to view how many times certain phrases and words appear in books and print during a certain period of time. Here the Ngram Viewer is showing the phrase “war on traditional values.”

Expecting to teach enhances learning, recall

“When compared to learners expecting a test, learners expecting to teach recalled more material correctly, they organized their recall more effectively and they had better memory for especially important information,” said lead author John Nestojko, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher in psychology in Arts & Sciences

My Favorite Essays

Best Essays: Some of My Favorite Essays “Second Thoughts on Certainty: Saint Jean de Brebeuf among the Hurons”—Tobias Wolff From the Book Tremor of Bliss “A Bag of Possibilities and Other Matters of the Mind“—Robert Fulghum From Newsweek Fall/Winter 1990 “The Missing Ingredient”—Hernando de Soto From the Economist