Thirty in Thirty

  Monday, November 30 Prompt for the Day: What do you like to do to celebrate an accomplishment? I celebrate each accomplishment in a different way. Usually the celebration involves food; usually, going out to dinner with friends. When I have a book published, I usually celebrate with a book reading and signing. Today IContinue reading “Thirty in Thirty”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition

Messenger Death by John Sparacio Josephine Jacobsen composed the following poem in 2002, not even a year before her death. When she composed it, she was 94. She had been paralyzed by a stroke and was also no longer able to read or write. That’s why I say “composed.” I visited her in her nursing homeContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition”

We Are Saying Thank You

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the USA,  and the NaBloPoMo prompt for today is: If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving today (or even if you’re not!), tell us about the best cook in your family.   However, having lived 29 years with my mother’s very good cooking, and then 37 years with my Sisters’ and my own cooking,Continue reading “We Are Saying Thank You”

Famously, Tellingly, Worryingly

Welcome to the American Conversation I’ve been noticing for the past ten years how many speakers and writers have changed the syntax of words in ways that I don’t like. The oldest examples are the ways that articles and prepositions have been disappearing: You don’t graduate from high school anymore, you graduate high school It’sContinue reading “Famously, Tellingly, Worryingly”

Trios, Triangles,Trilogies

Weekly Photo Challenge:  “Trio” Art by Jessica Boehmann: “Hibernation” Question for this week’s Photo Challenge in The Daily Post: What comes in threes? Just a little brainstorming and many images come to mind. As an English teacher, I always think of Macbeth: Remembering my childhood, I see and so many trios from films, for example:Continue reading “Trios, Triangles,Trilogies”

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