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Language is Everything

Language is Beauty – words, rhythm, turns of phrase. Language is deathless – once written, it can be seen forever, uncensored like thoughts and spoken words. Language has a beat and singers sing to it, drummers drum to it, audiences enjoy it.… ...

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You Might be a Redneck If… Jeff Foxworthy lives on

TIPS FROM THE REDNECK BOOK OF MANNERS
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Never take a beer to a job interview.
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Always identify people in your yard before shooting at them.
3.
It’s considered poor taste to take a cooler to church.
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If you have to vacuum the bed, it is time to change the sheets.

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Allergies, Aroma, Busyness, and Bees

As we’ve accelerated the sate-myself vibe – through ‘Starbucks Nation’ to ‘Food Network’ celebrity chefs’ opening their own dining venues – I’ve been one of the left-behinds. I can’t become part of these Millenial trends because… I have allergies. Sadly, I have no sense of scent.… ...

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Bansky is alive and well in Bethlehem

We recently went to the Holy Lands, visiting many ancient, glorified sites. Each was spectacular, filled with the Holy Spirit, and a delight – despite the near-daily drenching rain. No, God did not command the skies to clear for our visit.… ...

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Language has Power and that’s Why I Write

The inciting question: What was an early experience where you learned that language had power… when my little sister’s first words were, “Patty did it.” Thus, we have why I write:

  •   Because I’m compelled by blood. I honor my heredity: my parents and their highly literate minds.

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May Day! Ganga May Day!

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California has too many marijuana farms—growing too much product—and if nothing is done it will devastate the pot industry.

How’s that for a blog headline!

And, who’d have ever considered that “pot” and “industry” would appear in the same sentence!… ...

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DRINKING… because no great story ever started with someone eating a salad

Though I’m Irish, with an apparently innate tendency to story tell and drink…

this post is not to disparage salad, but to praise it as metaphor.

First of all, salads have more complexity and varieties than drink. Don’t challenge me on that statement, just go along with the theme.… ...

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Spiced Cider, Venus, and Mars –

I wore Estee Lauder lipstick for years. The color was Spiced Cider. Women loved it and complimented it universally. My husband never said a word.

He just kissed me 😎 Who was I to complain?

Colorful lips were useful in my career as a speech-language pathologist.… ...

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Why I write

500 words personal essay, Orange County Roadshow/Podcast, 1888 Center, April 9, 2018

  •   Because I’m compelled by blood. I honor my heredity: my parents and their highly literate minds.
  •   Because my first fully-formed memory shows my mother and me as ensemble. She took over my chore—defaulted forever to the eldest child—of drying the dishes because I had homework.

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Life as a Miracle: though petrified, I prevailed

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“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”

Joan Didion’s famed opening line resounded the air as I took my first step into the slot canyon. I hoped I’d survive to tell this story. We’d read, in a Nat Geo article, that the walk in/out of Petra was four miles and I had a gimp.… ...

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