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A Reminder of What is Really Important in Life

We get busy. We race to meet deadlines. We worry about money or jobs or what someone said, or didn’t say or should have said.

We think about what we have to do, where we have to go, and what’s going on the next minute or the next hour, or the next day, month and year.

We run out of time — no time to see friends, no time to visit family, no time to open a book or hang at the beach. No time to sit and stare into space or lie on the grass and watch clouds go by.

We move aimlessly through time — never fast enough to stop it, or slow enough to enjoy it.

But every so often, something happens that jolts us into the present — and that is where I am today. And you know what is really important — my friends, my family, my cat… So, if you are reading this, and I haven’t seen you lately, I just want to say that I am grateful to have wonderful people in my life.

I want to acknowledge each and everyone of you and thank you.

Julie

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Check out my Interview with Mignon Fogarty

June 26, 2008 01:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Celebrated ”Grammar Girl” Mignon Fogarty Offers Quick and Dirty Tips for Writers on Suite101.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Suite101.com, the general-interest online magazine with over eight million monthly visitors, features award-winning podcaster and author Mignon Fogarty as the latest Suite101.com Celebrity Writer.

Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, is best known for her weekly podcasts tackling common writing and punctuation challenges. These popular podcasts have reached #2 on iTunes and were the inspiration for her book, Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing, published by Macmillan.

“Grammar Girl is a refreshing champion for language-lovers everywhere. Her trademark humour gives writers and readers the straight goods when it comes to crossing ‘T’s and dotting ‘I’s,” said Suite101’s Editor-in-chief, Joy Gugeler. “With a welcome lack of snobbery she explains grammatical principles and provides memorable examples. Every writer needs a quick refresher when language is always evolving.”

In a Web-exclusive excerpt on Suite101.com Fogarty tackles the subject of how to use “however” in a sentence and challenges the advice given by esteemed grammarians Strunk and White. She also talks with Suite101’s Writing & Publishing Editor Julie Burtinshaw in an exclusive interview about writing techniques and her most preferred punctuation mark: “The interobang. It’s a combination of both the exclamation mark and the question mark. It looks like a ‘P’ with dot at the bottom. It’s not universally accepted, but it’s my favourite.”

Suite101 features Celebrity Writers each month who publish original articles on burning questions in their field and take part in interviews offering candid advice to freelance writers.

About Suite101.com Media

Suite101.com Media Inc. is a Canadian company based in Vancouver, British Columbia with an office in Berlin. It has been a successful consumer internet venture for over 10 years and has an international full-time staff of 15. Suite101 Media Inc operates Suite101.com and Suite101.de, two general interest online magazines. For curious readers these sites offer authoritative articles, reviews, and expert commentary written by professional writers. For freelance writers they provide a new publishing venue delivering an audience of eight million visitors a month. http://www.suite101.com

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