Tsk Tsk to an imitator who used my blog name!

Etta B Dickerson has created sites, pages, and blogs since the first flowering of internet. I established my first business sites in 1999, and this blog has existed to publish writing samples since 2012. Naturally, I researched that no similar domains were already in use. I thus established “Pressed Blog” as pressedblog.com, a WordPress blog […]

Pressed Blog as 2021 turns to autumn

Hello all. Here I am, ready and eager to share discussion and perspective on topics and issues that may change from one day to the next, while I sort through the vast range of concerns that occupy our overstimulated, information-addicted minds, or at least, my own. The realization is upon me that several years passed […]

A nice little reminder about adjectives

Adjectives in English absolutely have to be in this order: opinion-size-age-colour-origin-material-purpose-Noun. So you can have a lovely little old rectangular green French silver whittling knife. But if you mess with that word order in the slightest you’ll sound like a maniac.  – Mark Forsyth, The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase […]

Who owns your home page?

Whether or not you sync your phone and laptop on Windows 10 is not as important as the level of trust, and whether you have a reason to tether your financials to Microsoft. Ultimately, who will own your home page? The importance of the Windows 10 push now begins to make more sense. It is […]

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. (Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change. William R Miller, PhD, Stephen Rollnick, PhD. Guilford Press, Sep 2012.) Source: StephenRollnick.com

Essential Fatty Acids and Omega-3

The biggest challenge to a vegan is meeting the need for nutrition related to meat or dairy sources.  If there is no meat in the diet, then Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) needs to be provided as the name suggests.  In fact, it might be easy to not meet this need even on a non-vegetarian diet.  […]