Archive for March, 2014

Caught Red Handed

Posted on March 30, 2014 10:19 am under Microfiction
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Someday, fashion designer, Matilda, would be applauded for her innovative use of color and texture. Childhood was not that time. (131)

Dennis The Menace might be tough competition, but The Red Menace was up to the challenge. (89)

Initially dismayed, Fuzzy grew to enjoy his vivid third color. Barbie was taken into protective custody and began a new life as a red head. (139)

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This week’s word was menace.

Succinctly Yours Week # 158

Posted on March 30, 2014 3:11 am under Succinctly Yours
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Photo for Sunday, March 30th

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Word of the Week:menace

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A Happy & Succinct Third Birthday

Posted on March 22, 2014 11:49 pm under Succinctly Yours
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Photo for Sunday, March 23rd

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Word of the Week:dabble

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Accident Prone

Posted on March 22, 2014 9:46 pm under Microfiction
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Crash ignored the pain and flashed a rakish grin at the spectators. He was getting too old for this, but he was loath to admit it. (133)

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This week’s word was loath.

Making a List

Posted on March 22, 2014 8:33 pm under General
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I couldn’t believe I saw a Santa poster in the store the other day. Come on, Santa. Give the Easter Bunny a break.

Thankfully, there were no reindeer, elves or presents in sight – just Santa checking his list. I thought he just checked the Naughty or Nice list in December. Perhaps this was a different list. A grocery list? A to-do list? A wish list? Maybe it was a list of lists. Don’t laugh. Those things really exist.

Seriously. I found a Harvard Business Review article that identified checklist categories: task list, coordination list, troubleshooting list and more. There was even an interview with the surgeon/author, who wrote The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right. It got a lot of 5-star reviews on Amazon, but I’m not running out to buy it. I understand why surgeons use checklists and I’m glad that they do. I’m glad that there are realtor checklists. I’ve never forgotten the day we went to closing and came home without a house due to an important detail that had been missed. Checklists are good for lots of things, but they don’t work for me.
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