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An incredible instrument,
An instrument much admired, One that is seldom used,
But one I am steadfast hoping
It’s an instrument I’ll never loose.
An affinity for words and how to place them on paper commissively…

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Wikipedia: A little knowledge is indeed a dangerous thing

Wikipedia is currently running an advert on it’s site for it’s upcoming “Wikimania 2014” event, at London’s Barbican Centre, promising a five day “conference, festival, meetup, workshop, hackathon, and celebration” of all things Wiki. 123 more words


I'm not Hemingway.

A while ago I re-posted a quote from a blogger who spoke of the importance in not worrying about your level or lack of wordsmithary. The truth in the matter is that that is wholly right. 1,163 more words

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Poem of the Week


by Alexander Pope
Happy the man, whose wish and care
A few paternal acres bound,
Content to breathe his native air
In his own ground. 112 more words



Steve Shoemaker wrote this lovely verse after reading Alexander Pope’s Ode on Solitude.

On Reading “Solitude,” written at age 12 by Alexander Pope.

In our time of celebrity… 247 more words


What is the one word most people want to hear and the hardest to say?  “Sorry”

Since 2011, we  have been reminded that un-forgiveness, anger, bitterness can ruin our health.   128 more words


Alexander Pope

A clerihew

Oh, witty Alexander Pope–

As if you hunted with a scope,

You pierced your targets to the heart

With ev’ry pointed verbal dart.

Immortal Verse