How to Escape the Claws of the Grammar Police

The Daily Post

If superfluous commas, misplaced apostrophes (looking at you, it’s/its, they’re/their!), and sentence-ending prepositions make you flinch in horror, you’re in the right place. We take grammar seriously at The Daily Post; my fellow editors and I can often be found quibbling and nitpicking over tenses, modes, and — you guessed it — punctuation. Good writing, though, isn’t merely about adhering to rules. It’s also about knowing how and when to break them. Today, let’s talk about grammar — and the kinds of liberties you might consider taking with it.

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Just Say No

Live to Write - Write to Live

1just-say-no             Even though I write full time, I still don’t have enough hours in a day. When I worked at other jobs, when my kids were small and when I had even less time to write than I do know, that’s when I still believed I had all the time in the world to do everything I wanted.

Now I know better. And because I don’t have enough time – not enough time in the wall_clock_threeday, this month, this year – even if I live to be ninety (which no longer seems so, so far away), I’ll probably never have enough time to do everything I want to. So I’ve learned how to say No.

I say no to serving on boards, even boards of organizations I believe in. Actually, I say No, thank you. Maybe there’s some other way I can help.

I say No to organizing…

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Understanding Low- FODMAP Diet

Hello, and welcome to my blog . One of the major changes people that have invisible illnesses (IBS, PoTS, fibromylagia,…) have to make is with the diet and this has been one of the toughest areas I have struggled with. I have been placed on the low- FODMAP diet and a couple of  other diets.  After much deliberation, I decided based on my nutritionist advice to start the Low-FODMAP diet but this time around, I intend to get a better understanding of what this diet entails.  Dr Sue and Dr. Peter’s book  is going to be my companion for the next few days as

  • I  try to understand the diet better
  • to ensure I stick to the diet
  • Also find out how  I can still eat Nigerian food
  • Most importantly stay healthy and add weight
Meal Prep , Low FODMAP DIET

Meal Prep , Low FODMAP DIET

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