Recognizing the diversity of our own stories

As I’ve mentioned once or twice here on my blog, I work full-time for my family on our farm, but I do squeeze in some English tutoring when time permits. I figure I should probably make use of my rather expensive and extensive post-secondary education, and I like to think I’ve managed to establish a … More Recognizing the diversity of our own stories

Navigating punctuation

In lieu of yesterday’s post discussing synonyms, antonyms and homonyms, I thought I would continue with the English theme for today’s post. Like I said yesterday, I’m brushing up on my English knowledge via tutoring and I figure this information is (hopefully) relevant to someone out there. Today, we shall be discussing punctuation and how … More Navigating punctuation

What in the homonym?

Within the past couple of months, I’ve been dabbling in tutoring. More specifically, I’m tutoring folks who are looking for some assistance pertaining to the English language, and I’ve been enjoying it so far. Because I haven’t exactly applied my English learnings to a more detailed degree since coming back to work full-time on the … More What in the homonym?

What in the word?

As most of us English-speaking individuals are well aware, English is a rather unique language in terms of its grammatical stipulations, spelling, and phonetical pronunciation of certain words. I would go so far as to say that a lot of elements of the English language don’t make much sense, and seeing as I studied English … More What in the word?

Navigating the use of quotation marks, continued

Anyone who is relatively familiar with the English language could have probably guessed that a single post wouldn’t suffice to delve into the convoluted aspect of understanding how to properly use quotations in this particular language. I probably could have jammed all of the learnings affiliated with proper quotation use in English into one blog … More Navigating the use of quotation marks, continued

The significance of taking the time to explore what we love

The other day, I had a bit of a twilight zone moment, if you will. I was exercising in my basement, and for some unknown reason, my mind was suddenly inundated with memories from when I was playing the sport of rugby, which I loved. It was a passion of mine, when I was playing, … More The significance of taking the time to explore what we love

Recognizing the influence fictional characters can have on our lives

If you, at any given point in life itself, have read a book, watched a television series or a movie, or have seen a theatre production, there is a probable chance that you have related to or have been affected by a fictional character. It is possible that the impact of said fictional character influenced … More Recognizing the influence fictional characters can have on our lives

Hoping to improve your nature writing skills? Here’s your chance to learn from the pros

In the writing world, there are plenty of different realms to spark creativity and inspiration in. Nature writing is one such example, and it is actually one of my favourite ways to write; it provides an opportunity to truly delve into the artistic details of our beautiful planet, and I personally find myself able to … More Hoping to improve your nature writing skills? Here’s your chance to learn from the pros

#BellLetsTalkDay

Yesterday afternoon, I received a text from Bell reminding me that today is #BellLetsTalkDay. I made a mental note to be sure to use the hashtag across social media platforms as I normally do. Last night, I got to thinking about the matter and realized I should probably put my thoughts onto some virtual paper. … More #BellLetsTalkDay

This is why it’s so important to know our worth

I would argue that a majority of us underestimate ourselves. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as this mindset can often lead to moments in which we happily surprise and prove ourselves wrong, but it can be a hindering practice as it somewhat works against the concept of knowing our worth, which is of tremendous … More This is why it’s so important to know our worth

How to be a better communicator

Miscommunication is something that has likely impacted all of us at some point in our lives. It’s relatively easy to unintentionally obscure a clear message while communicating, however the effects of this obscurity can have consequential outcomes, depending on the context of the situation. Misconstrued communication can result in problems in our romantic relationships, familial … More How to be a better communicator