Human Nature Nuggets

Unlike sheer instinct, human nature involves individual thought as to how we should handle or improve various situations. As homo sapiens, we never know what will happen as a result, but each of us tries by doing what we think is the best solution. Here are some examples…

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I am a writer at heart, a proofreader by trade, but without a soul if it were not for the nuthatches crawling down my trees, the robins, chickadees, cardinals, and yes, the much-maligned jibbering starlings that create their own unique concerts. I have wildflowers and perennials squeezed into my front and back yards and along the curb of my house in the city. My greatest job: I was a reporter for a locally-based newspaper, where I wrote human interest and news articles, but now I am a freelance writer, both online and in print. See MY ONLINE ARTICLES on how to ATTRACT BIRDS and BUTTERFLIES, and the HEALTHIEST NATURAL FOODS at my contributor page

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Dolphins: Therapy for People with Disabilities and Injuries, Depression, and Human Fetuses in the Womb

If you’re at all interested in the many amazing ways dolphins are providing therapy for humans with a variety of disabilities or suffering from depression, or how they're talking to human fetuses in the womb, I think you’d be interested in reading this. (Dolphins Even Detect Underwater Mines for the U.S. Navy!)

If you’re planning on having guests over and want to serve uncommon snacks, hors d’oeuvres or appetizers that look classy but are fairly simple to make, I urge you to look here.

There’s also a dedication to Black History Month here.

These are just some samples of the online articles I’ve recently written for Associated Content, and I’d be so appreciative if you’d check them out. Or, if you’d like to see an index of my other articles that they’ve published, you can go to my Content Producer page to read them. Besides wanting to share all the new information I’ve learned, Associated Content itself suggests we promote our articles in this way, because they want people to read the articles they publish as a resource for information.

(If you don’t find anything on my content page of interest now, I’ll be putting a link to it in my sidebar on Human Nature Nuggets, so you can check there regularly, since I’ll always be submitting new articles.)

Associated Content is an online “information exchange,” and their goal is to build a text, audio, video and image resource library. If you’re a writer or are interested in trying your hand in writing online articles, I urge you to try writing for them. Associated Content’s home page is at . If you do try, it would also help me if you told them that I, Darlene from St. Paul, recommended them to you.

Admittedly the research and writing can be time-consuming, but for me it’s so gratifying, because I’m doing what I love best, and we content writers do get paid. Also, it’s thrilling knowing that when someone types the right key words in a Google or other search engine, one of my articles will likely come up. (My “Income Tax Preparers in St. Paul” article, for example, comes up second from the top, and “Coffee Cafes in St. Paul” comes up first!)

I’ve made several submissions that will soon be published, and I’ve got lots of ideas in mind for future articles, if I can ever find the time to work on them, besides the suggestions AC makes for us content writers. But if you ever have some topic you’d like me to cover, please feel free to e-mail me with your suggestion.

Meanwhile, I must apologize for not writing a post on Human Nature Nuggets for so long, and for not visiting your sites. Honestly, it had nothing to do with writing for Associated Content! We were having a big party at our house about the same time our daughter was leaving to go back to Peru, so I was overwhelmed with tons of housecleaning, laundry and sewing, besides other obligations, all at the same time. But things are finally settling down, and I’ve missed you so much!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


In my last post, January 29, on invasive species, I referred to a post by Maureen on her site, A View from England, but I accidentally said she had entered it on July 23... I meant January 23! Sorry Maureen, I must apologize, and to anyone else, if I threw you off. That's what happens when I try to burn the candle at each end. (Hopefully that's the reason for the error, because sometimes I think it's in my human nature to mess up! I do it way too often.)