Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Important Names

When we lived in Washington, DC, Donna Brazile was a local politico and if we went to any event in Georgetown, we were likely to bump into her.  Now, of course, she is on the national news, a talking head, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Proper Nouns

I’m a Mormon (LDS). One early member of our church left it because God misspelled his name in a revelation to him.   John Pratt, Orem, Utah I found this quote on a website and definitely think it’s worth considering.  Our … Continue reading

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Reflexive Tense

In some languages (and keep in mind I only studied Spanish in school), there is something called the reflexive tense.  For example, “Vivo yo” means sort of “good for me” or “I love myself.”  In English, we don’t really have … Continue reading

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Heartbreak in Boston

Yesterday, in church, we talked about leaning on each other, sharing our sorrows, asking for help when we need it and accepting that assistance when it is offered.  We sang, as a congreation, James Taylor’s You’ve Got a Friend. Today, … Continue reading

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Another Publication

In order to once again prove that “if you don’t send out your work, it will never get published,” I sent out nine pieces of my work on March first.  So far, two have been “declined,” which is the current … Continue reading

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Poet Billy Collins Speaks

On Monday evening, Billy Collins was the final speaker in the Pen & Podium series.  He was  USA’s poet laureate and considers himself a “poetry evangelist.”  He says his goal is to get people to read poetry “before their anti-poetry … Continue reading

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“Encounter with Another Human Being”

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner … Continue reading

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