Lorem Ipsum Fun Facts

Lorem Ipsum dolor sit amet You might have seen these words on website theme templates—filler or mock content language traditionally used by the printing and typesetting industry. Ever wonder where it comes from? Or what the heck it means? My curiosity got piqued, so I went googling and found some fun facts: Since the 1500s, printers have used this text as a dummy placeholder. Its shows how text and images would look in print— the font, typography, and layout. Much of the Latin is pure gobbledygook. For instance, Lorem is not an actual word. Researchers believe the intelligible parts date back to Cicero’s  first century B.C. treatise on ethics —… Read More

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My Second (or Third) Career Do-Over

I don’t know how folks can pick one career and stick a lifetime with it. Sure, one had to years ago. We were lucky if we had one career of our choice. If you were enslaved, no choice at all. If a farmer, not much choice. If a coal miner, not much choice. Choices were limited, and people labored at the same job a lifetime. But today career possibilities are without limit. And the ability to stop midstream and engineer a do-over is also endless. I have gone from lawyer, to librarian, back to lawyer, to teacher, and now … to romance editor. And believe it or not, I am… Read More

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