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Are You Breaking These Quoting Rules?

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I read something today that made me laugh, and sadly that was not the intention of the quote. I’m sure it was meant to be inspirational, but it missed on two marks. The first was that it didn’t make sense. The second was that it is highly doubtful that the individual named as the source would have said such a thing.

Here’s the quote that was used.

“The mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. “

And who was attributed this pearl of wisdom? Confucius

Perhaps Confused …

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Speak Your Way to Business Success

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It's Your Stories People Remember

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“Nobody ever asked me about the girls” she said.

I’d stumbled across an interview with author Lori Robinson, a music journalist.  

Intrigued, I listened to the author talk about being sent on assignments to interview the “big name boys” in music. Despite all the amazing women on the music circuit, as the title of her book points out, nobody ever asked about the girls.

Which leads me to think about my mom.

May 2nd marked the 20th anniversary of her passing and I think of all the things I didn…

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The Secret Power of Your Stories

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There are some conversations and some people you just never forget.

Like Natalina.

I met her when volunteering in an adult ESL literacy classroom. She was from Sudan, a senior, brought to Canada to rejoin her family. She was quiet, but there was a sparkle in her eye and ready laughter during our lessons.

One day, during a lesson on families, we all brought and shared pictures of our families. As usual, we smiled and laughed a lot as I taught the words for son, daughter, father, mother.

Nat…

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