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Cheri Anne.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts.
Raised in Savannah, Georgia.
Poet. Photographer.
Speech-Language enthusiast.
Amused by: all things ghastly, ghostly, grisly, or grim, askew points of view and the word “askew” in general, and ologies, ographies and osophies.

I also do freelance manuscript editing, developmental editing, copyediting, copywriting, and researching. I blog for various websites and write book reviews at the author’s request. 

Use me: Madmatters(at)gmail(dot)com


27 thoughts on “contact me.

  1. ….. I think the “effect” of shallowness as in the effect of light is what he means in his pathological test list, but you are more of a word moulder than I, so if you insist I might change it after reading your latest blog ?
    dave in London

    1. Dave, you had me so confused! I read your comment twice and wondered “I think this sir read my latest blog and is calling me shallow…” But then I realized you were referring your own post. Haha ๐Ÿ™‚ Although your interpretation is more insightful and very plausible, I think he is referring to shallow or blunted “affect” which is a trait common in personality disorders such as psychopathy (now often referred to as antisocial personality disorder), histrionic pd and sometimes narcissistic pd. It means that the person is deficient in expressing true emotions, and their outward emotions are often fake, egocentric or maybe even over exaggerated since they lack depth of feeling. Think Patrick Bateman in American Psycho. He was a very successful character, wasn’t he?

      1. Depends on what you may want reviewed or edited. All I can guarantee is my honest opinion. ๐Ÿ˜› Email me describing what you’d like to have reviewed and we can chat. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. to me, it’s very condescending
        like a pebble is not good enough
        and if i had a choice
        i would always go for perfection ๐Ÿ™‚
        but that’s just me

        this quote seems to be saying that because you’re precious/pretty/classy/whatever you can have flaws… that’s human i guess, but it’s not preferable, at least not in my books.
        A pebble maybe just a pebble, but that doesn’t make it any less than a diamond. It’s us who give it a lower status. Perspective, I guess.

      2. I think you are reading far too much into this proverb. ๐Ÿ˜› I understood it as: be as valuable/great as one can be despite one’s flaws/mistakes, for it’s better than mediocre/common perfection.

      3. did you really mean this? – “better than mediocre/common perfection”

        gosh! ๐Ÿ˜›

        i love diamonds by the way, but they are over-rated.
        i still would choose a perfect pebble.
        but in the same way i would choose a perfect diamond.
        so, what i mean is perfection is better. ๐Ÿ™‚

      4. Yes, yes I did. I wholeheartedly believe in making very, very loud mistakes. And I don’t believe in perfection, and if you do – I might venture to say you’re going to be sorely disappointed some day. ๐Ÿ˜›

  2. Better unadulterated contentment (with a flaw) than settling for satisfaction. โ€“ Fountains Proverb

    ๐Ÿ˜€ okay?

    you see what i did there?
    unadulterated contentment = perfection…


    1. Fortunately, or unfortunately, I’ve not kept connections in the city so my selfish world, at least, is still in tact. I appreciate your thoughts greatly.

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