Sample Sidebar Module

This is a sample module published to the sidebar_top position, using the -sidebar module class suffix. There is also a sidebar_bottom position below the menu.

Sample Sidebar Module

This is a sample module published to the sidebar_bottom position, using the -sidebar module class suffix. There is also a sidebar_top position below the search.
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An idiom bit of fun for Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes Day)

Walking can be inspirational at times. Often when I’m walking my dog, Crumpette, I hear, see or think something that sows the seed for an article.

The other day, for example, I heard an incessant, mournful cawing that drew my eyes to the top of a dead tree, where I saw a murder of crows fussing about before settling to roost for the night.

Make your writing memorable for the right reasons

Think about the last book you read.

What made it memorable for you? A twist in the plot? The characters? The way the author described the scenes so well that you felt like you were there? Did you laugh, cry, stay up late reading on, and feel a little bereft when you reached The End?

Have you noticed how often banks and real estate agents get new fit-outs? Makeovers aren’t cheap, but they know how important first impressions are. To a prospective customer, a shabby, poorly presented office or shop façade is unlikely to instil confidence in the product or service your business provides. First impressions are crucial, but keeping up appearances is arguably just as important to prevent customers being tempted away by a ‘better-looking’ business. Customers are visual beings; they judge a book by its cover, then by the quality of its content.

Why reading is one of the greatest skills a child can learn.

Learning to read is like learning to walk, talk, ride a bike, or swim. It gives you an irrevocable sense of freedom.

Like most children – at least, those born in ‘my era’ – I didn’t learn the alphabet until I started primary school, so I probably couldn’t read much before I was six. But like any wonderful skill you learn that you never forget: walking, talking, riding a bike, swimming; once learned, it gave me an irrevocable sense of freedom and excitement, and I never looked back.

There’s a well-known motto by Australia’s St Mary MacKillop:  ‘Never see a need without doing something about it.’

These are wise words that I hold dear. But as an editor, I wonder whether I should always do something about grammatical or spelling ‘needs’ when I see them.

There’s no doubt that people appreciate acts of kindness: ‘Sir, you dropped your wallet’; ‘Here, let me help you with your shopping bags’; ‘Do you need a lift?’ But is correcting someone’s grammar or spelling an act of kindness, or are they offended by it? Are there times when it’s best to internalise an urge to correct, and do nothing?

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