The Typewriter Habit of straight quotes and why curly quotes are important — Typography 101

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Most readers never notice, at least not consciously. The subconscious mind, however, is a powerful thing.

Pull up any article from the Washington Post or the New York Times. Grab any book from your bookshelf.

You will never find a straight quote:

' or "

You will always find curly…

America’s diverse multicultural society

Segregation in a modern society fueled by anti-racism — I will not silence myself because of my skin color

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I ask that you all forgive the imperfection of my eyes, in hopes that by shared grace we can build on the ghosts of our past to build a better future. And by forgiving the imperfection of my eyes, I hope that you will also forgive the imperfection of my…

Construction and destruction — constructively dealing with people bent on destruction

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Have you ever met that person who seems to swing around like a wrecking ball?

The ones going around laying their claws into anything and everything in hopes of mass destruction?

I know you have met that person. You may even be them.

Regardless of whether you are a constructive…

When love’s power shatters where it should mend, there is always a paralyzing fear of love’s end

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Love, romance, sex, and intimacy — the most timeless and loved conversation of our existence. We all want it, many of us are afraid of it, no one can fully articulate it, and lifetimes have been spent trying to figure it out and explain how to find it.

People kill…

A poem about death


Yesterday, you passed away, but yesterday still feels like today.

It’s like that day never ended and it just keeps going in an endless loop to infinitum.

Like a ghost from the past, the memories come. Are they good or are they bad?

Everything is the same but it’s all…

I know I did the right thing, the day I said goodbye


When you shield me from reality, you shield me from the truth.
You lie about my destiny, so I’ll stay close to you.
You look at me in numbers.
You rate me every day.
You spit so many riddles that they all sound the same.

I’m this…
I’m there…
I’m that…
I’m where…

Holly Kellums

Author * Social Media Influencer * Recovery Coach * Human Potential Activist

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