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Choices, Responsibility And Blame

I have been hearing a lot in the news lately about people who bemoan their past and feel that they need to blame someone or something for their troubles. 459 more words

Allen E. Rizzi

Day of Gratitude

Looking forward to summer.

The Lancaster Mennonite School system has declared today to be a day of gratitude.  One of our areas of focus is on all the many people throughout the years who have helped to create what we have as a school, from the people who clean the halls and bathrooms to the people who have donated money for science equipment and buildings to the administrative staff and the students and parents and the teachers and kitchen crew and the volunteers who keep things running smoothly.   421 more words


WOW ~ Word of the Week ~ April Fool

Last Friday was April 1st, the date known practically the world over as April Fool’s Day. The one day when pranksters can get away with various and sundry harassments and plagues. 581 more words

WOW ~ Word Of The Week

Poem of the Month: The General Prologue to Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' (1478)

Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote
And bathed every veyne in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flour; 476 more words

Poem Of The Month

A Cup of Tea with The Wife of Bath

Let’s get classical real quick; I’m talkin’ Canterbury Tales classical. I’m sitting down with my copy of Chaucer’s works and a steaming cup of black currant lavender tea from Twinings on Fleet Street in London. 872 more words


Holy Week Poetry 2016, Holy Tuesday: "Easter" by Jill Alexander Essbaum

The Biblical account of this day in Holy Week kicks off with Jesus cursing a fig tree. It withers up and doesn’t produce anymore. So today I thought I’d go with a poem that gives a perspective of loss or, as the poet put it, of defeat. 440 more words


Unfamiliar English

Aloha! Hola! Bonjour! Today’s post is all about language, particularly one horribly terrifying old language (or…form? of a language? Something like that.)–old English.

Pure old English isn’t exactly what we are talking about, or at least I do not think it is. 379 more words

ACG Is Weirdo Who Demands Some Things Get Categorized While Claiming To Dislike Labeling