Tag Archives: travel & tourism

  • Taking a Break from Blogging about Editing, Writing, and Resumes

    By Michelle Hutchinson I don’t usually reveal much about my personal life on this blog, but a funny moment from a recent cruise vacation should give you a glimpse into the personality of the guy I’ve been married to for almost thirty years. If you’ve been on a cruise, you know it’s not unusual to […]

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  • Books Come to Life at Miniature World

    By Michelle Hutchinson Go to any bookstore or library, and you’ll find anything from Mother Goose nursery rhymes to the Grimm Brothers’ fairytales to novels by Dickens and Swift. But if you visit Miniature Word, you’ll see these stories and more come alive in dioramas of intricate detail. Though many seemed worn with age, and […]

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  • Boston: A City of Patriots and Writers

    By Michelle Hutchinson Listen, my children, and you shall hear  Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.  So begins the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem, Paul Revere’s Ride, an appropriate one for the recent July 4th weekend. And one even more appropriate if you happened to be in Boston, which is where my husband, daughter, and I found ourselves. Despite several historical inaccuracies about that famous ride on […]

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  • What to Do, Where to Stay and Eat in Sedona

    by Michelle Hutchinson Vistas, vortexes, and the vastness of our galaxy are just some of the things to take in during a visit to Sedona. Clear, dry weather makes this possible on most days in the Arizona town of striated rocks and canyons. For the best sunset, head to the Sedona Airport. A scenic overlook […]

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  • Asheville: More Than a Writer’s Retreat

    by Michelle Hutchinson The older kids get, the less time they like to spend with their parents. So I was thrilled when my 20-year-old recently asked me if I wanted to get away for a mother-daughter weekend. With summer temperatures rising in Atlanta, we headed for Asheville, NC, in the Appalachian Mountains. As an editor, […]

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  • Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain Offers Variety of Activities

    by Michelle Hutchinson So here’s the situation: You’re vacationing in a city you’ve never visited. Your time is limited. There’s so much you want to do and see, but you don’t know where to start. Who hasn’t experienced that? If you’re visiting Vancouver, British Columbia, the choice is easy. Spend your first day at Grouse […]

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  • Charleston, SC: A Visit of Shame and Beauty

    by Michelle Hutchinson Friends have always raved about Charleston, SC, so it has been on my must-see list for quite a while. When an opportunity to spend a day there presented itself last week, I didn’t want to turn down the invitation even though stifling temperatures and humidity were blanketing the historic city. However, the […]

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  • A Test in Teamwork

    by Michelle Hutchinson Sometimes we forget that what we accomplish in life is rarely achieved on our own. I was reminded of that earlier this week when I visited Annapolis, MD, and watched the U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2015 attack the last hurdle of their plebe (freshman) year: Herndon. Think of it as their […]

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  • D.C.’s Newseum Serves Up a Journalistic Feast

    by Michelle Hutchinson In just a few weeks, children around the country will be on summer vacation, and many families will be headed to Washington, D.C., to explore the museums and historic sites. Washington is a city that never gets old for me. There’s still so much there that I have never seen. On a […]

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  • Testing the New International Terminal at Atlanta’s Airport

    On May 16, the new international terminal is scheduled to open at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, but to make sure things will run smoothly, thousands of volunteers were invited to test-drive the terminal on May 2. My friend and neighbor, Dr. Stephen Needel, was one of those volunteers. Dr. Needel is the managing partner for Advanced […]

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Michelle Hutchinson, Wordhelper

Michelle Hutchinson, Wordhelper

I've never been one to follow conventional wisdom—at least when it doesn't make sense to me—and I'm not about to start now. Conventional wisdom says to limit your blog to one topic (e.g., writing) or to related topics (e.g., writing, reading, publishing), but my interests are too diverse.

While a good deal of this blog will be devoted to writing, editing, and resumes, I'll also explore topics in health, science, education, and a smattering of other areas. After all, I'm not only an editor and writer, but I am or have been a dentist, teacher, naval officer, environmental researcher, wife, parent, and pet owner.

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