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Regarding Reading (#1)

Happy Monday, everyone!

If you’re new to my neck of the internet…Hi!  Welcome!  How are you?  I’d shake your hand…but that might be weird.

If you’re old hats in these here parts…Hello!   344 more words


Zoo Zoom by Candace Ryan

Kids who love animals and space travel will enjoy Candace Ryan‘s (2015) Zoo Zoom (Bloomsbury).

What happens when a monkey, condor, puffin, cockatoo, and other zoo animals somehow take over the controls of a rocket?  134 more words

Do YOU Know Your Great-Grandfather's Grandfather? Varro on Ancient Words

Varro, on the Latin Language (VII. 3)

“It is not surprising since not only was Epimenides not recognized by many when he got up from sleep after 50 years, but Teucer as well was unknown by his family after only 15 years, according to… 395 more words


Meetings in the middle.

It is very easy to register the difference between effective ‘good’ acting, and ineffective ‘poor’ acting; we’re all experts at that. Also, we can break down poor work and understand why it fails to resonate, that too, is easy. 564 more words



I refer to dreams
Like entities when truly
They deserve description
Paradoxical mysteries of the mind?
Some things need to be left cryptic

I speak of serenity… 109 more words


Poetry and Poetic Language

As I write my April poems, I find myself doing it less for the finished poems and more for the material I might use in a longer work of fiction. 168 more words


Prose versus Poetry- what are the key differences- if any?

We tackled this question in our class this week. Here is a very simple way of showing the differences. We drew attention to these differences initially with special reference to Shakespeare. 791 more words

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