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If as a Poet I did Pretend

It’s a pitty
this ditty
I wish it had never been penned

It just will not finish
on my record a blemish
To my will the words just won’t bend… 98 more words

Flash Fiction

Choose Your Words Wisely

As I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, I came across an article that someone posted. It’s about a woman in HR who sends a company Christmas party invitation out, which soon turns into a multiple emails. 405 more words

Say Hello Like This

Mary Murphy‘s Say Hello Like This is a fun look at the way animals say hello. “A dog hello is licky and loud…” By turning the half page, we see dogs greeting each other and read “Bow- 58 more words

Picture Books

Milwaukee Officer's Emotional Response: Commentary on the Presentation of Information

Disclaimer: this post is not going to comment on the controversy of police action against African Americans. Rather, I am going to look at the way in which information about the events is presented, particularly with word choice. 481 more words

Winter break

As I grade exams and wrap up the semester, I am taking a break from this blog. I hope that you enjoy the holiday season and that you avoid the… 12 more words

Word Choice

Do You Speak Jane Austen? Part One

I have run this series previously, but it never hurts to revisit a “good thing.”

Part I: Do You Speak Jane Austen?

When my son was about three years of age, he shocked several onlookers at the mall by saying, “I have a splendid idea, if you would acquiesce.” You see, his mother is an avid Jane Austen fan, and he had heard me use such words in every day conversation. 821 more words

British History

Astrological? Astronomical?

At a quarter of the way through the novel, overall I don’t hate it. I like the way the novel starts not from the main female’s perspective, but from the love interest’s perspective. 200 more words

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