Humor / Poetry / The English Teacher / The Social Network

Firestorms

Have you noticed that the broad spectrum banally labeled ‘social media’ grows rife with boldly claimed opinions masquerading as “urgent news”?? Don’t misunderstand, please. I tweet. I’m on Facebook. I get most of my new recipes from Pinterest. I use the interwebs, even though I barely grasp the complexities of the technological wonder. But I still … Continue reading

Faith & Truth / On Reading / Poetry / The English Teacher / The Social Network

“You Can’t Handle the Truth!!!”

Truth. Such a big word, isn’t it? We claim it, clamor after it, say we deserve it. Mark Twain told us that truth is “stranger than fiction,” Shakespeare pointed out that “Truth is truth to the end of reckoning.” Truth is all tied up in morality and philosophy and the future and the past and sometimes … Continue reading

On Reading / On Writing / Poetry / The English Teacher / The Social Network

Crimes & Misdemeanors

I’m a bit of a grammarian. Just a bit, though. I confess my use of commas can be rather haphazard. And, while I probably shouldn’t, I rather admire a good sentence fragment and use them whenever I want. ( see sentence #2 ) I can barely abide a run-on sentence though a longer-than-strictly-necessary sentence does my writer’s / … Continue reading

Poetry / The English Teacher / The Social Network

Poetry — It Really Is for Everyone

April 30. The last day of ‘National Poetry Month.’ Are faithful readers sighing their sighs in relief? Are sometimes readers sighing their sighs in disappointment? As a mostly faithful poetry reader, and an only sometimes faithful blogger, I’m sad to see the month end. I’ve read more poetry this month than I’ve read in quite some … Continue reading