Category Archives: The logical mind

Find your own hidden gems of creativity


“Everyone wants to be creative, but some people just seem to ooze creativity from their pores.  Many people believe creativity is a certain something you either have or don’t have.     The truth of the matter is that everyone has a creative side.  It may look different than that of others, but everyone can turn on …

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A Question from Gram


Have you noticed Imma has been around a lot lately?  I’m not sure what Gram’s problem is, but she has been content to allow Imma to play.  Of course she’s been quite busy elsewhere, so that could be it.  Today Gram has a question:   Gram:  Imma, I appreciate you posting while I’ve been busy …

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Taming a writing gremlin: Disorganization!


Hi strangers!  It feels like a long time since we posted here.  Someone ::cough, cough, Imma:: tends to be a little disorganized.  So, we have been working on that.  I have to confess that I contribute to the problem with my perfectionism, but if you tell Imma I said that, I’ll deny it!   So, what did …

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A fascinating look at the differences between right and left brain hemispheres


This is a lengthy video, but I hope you’ll at least give it a few minutes. It is a study of a man whose brain hemispheres were separated to help his seizures and what we’ve learned through him. Two Brained Man/Separated Hemispheres Related articles Hemispherectomy: Dramatic Surgery to Treat Epilepsy (everydayhealth.com)

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Gram and Poetry


  Hello there!  Pull up a chair and a cup of coffee (tea, pop, …) and let’s talk about poetry.  No, you didn’t get the name wrong.  I, Gram, also dabble in poetry, but it is not my ‘thing’.  When I so, I, rather than playing with ideas as Imma is wont to do, play with the words, structures, styles, …

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Introducing my mini-Gram


I talk a lot about my Grand monster son here, because he gives me a lot of fodder for posts.  I do have 3 granddaughters as well.  Today, I will introduce you to Gram’s mini-me.  Her name is Kerstin, and she is 10 years old. This child is not the one to get all the …

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Grams rules of writing


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Gram’s quotes continued


  “Arguments over grammar and style are often as firece as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs.”  Jack Lynch   As you all have seen through our posts here, the argument did not start with us.  It will not end with us either.   ~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~ …

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Gram’s Gremlins


Some other gremlins that can haunt our writing: -*- Snobbery.   Sometimes, it’s difficult for Gram to read posts that have grammar or other issues.  She sees that many people seem to like the post/article/etc., but she can’t understand why.  She cannot see the value of the content through the filter of her grammar nazi-ism.  She …

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Gremlins


In the previous post, we discussed the idea that weaknesses Gremlins can pop up in our writing life when we do not have an adequate balance between the inner child and the outer adult.  Here are a few:   Lack of discipline We don’t write because we get distracted by the shiny things. We don’t …

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