Monthly Archives: April 2011

May I Have a Word with You?

I love words. That’s why I’m an English teacher. I have stressed vocabulary learning in every class I’ve taught. “The limits of my language are the limits of my world” was one of my favorite axioms I employed in my … Continue reading

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Nearly Paradise (repeat)

My son and his family live in Nashville, TN. Both he and my daughter-in-law travel some with their jobs, and they ended up taking a business trip to St. Petersburg and were able to bring along Luke, my three-year-old grandson. … Continue reading

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Letters, We Get Letters

I don’t exactly know what it is with my family, but the males have a habit of changing their names by one letter. When I was growing up, I was called Tommy. It was necessary as my dad was Tom, … Continue reading

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The Death of a Seed

Over the years, my faith has been challenged many times, something that I consider to have been healthy. I realized at some age that I was a Christian by birth, rather than by faith, and that bothered me. What if … Continue reading

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The Ugly Word

I have never been a natural athlete. I played some tennis when I was younger and presently bowl with a friend once a week. Beyond that, I have pretty much always been an athletic klutz. Therefore, when my cardiologist told … Continue reading

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Soup du Jour

I’ve never been a food connoisseur. My two favorite eating places in St. Petersburg¬†are Kissin’ Cuzzins and Denny’s. Here is a poem I composed¬†regarding my restaurant preferences: Ode to Soup de Jour I love to eat out every time I … Continue reading

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Georgia on my Mind

My brother, the author, recently made a trip to New York City. Now, you would think that a man who rubs elbows with the elite in the world of writing as well as Hollywood dignitaries rather frequently would take a … Continue reading

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