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Per Pre-Greatitude...

(By the way, in my work with English, I spell it GREATitude because I believe ‘GREAT’ is more uplifting than ‘GRAT’.)

Pre-greatitude is being thankful for something before it’s real. Yes, it’s an old concept but somehow easy to forget.

Every morning I complete a list of 10 things I’m greatful for that occurred already. It struck me today, what if I give thanks for something that hasn’t occurred yet as well? I’m going to try it and see what results I get…

Be sure to mark your calendars for August 18th, the 100th anniversary of our right to vote. Do something to celebrate because we came so close to never having it. To celebrate, I’m releasing Book One of a (currently) five-volume series titled, ‘Tha Womun Who Forgot Who She Was’. If you think I’ve spelled tha first two words incorrectly, you don’t know about ‘WEnglish’ my tribute to our 100th anniversary and a way to create a more gender-balanced and respectful language.

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Vivian Probst

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As a linguist, I've studied English for (let's say) approximately fifteen years. No kidding. What about English could possibly enthrall a linguist that long? So glad you asked. Even if you didn't, it'


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