Monthly Archives: July 2012

Post Haste

While teaching high school, I had the privilege of riding to and from class with my department chairman, Gene Beeman. Gene had been the band director at my school but, after a heart attack, he agreed to become an English … Continue reading

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Speakers of Anglish

When I was teaching high school English, one of the mottos of my classroom was “The best language is the language that gets the job done.” What I wanted my students to understand was that while one of the goals … Continue reading

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Our Daily Debts

I’ve never had a wonderful voice. However, I was blessed with an emotional manner for interpreting the words of a song. I have been told that, when I sang, I enunciated well. That doesn’t quite translate into my being a … Continue reading

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Hello, Young Lubbers (revised)

I am a mild-mannered person, soft-hearted and gentle. I love the creatures of the earth, even the black snake that scares me occasionally as it darts into the bushes in my yard. I can rememberĀ finding worms eating my tomato plants, … Continue reading

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Sky Lightning

When I had my house built inĀ 1989, one of the items I wanted to include was a skylight. I also wanted a fireplace (or thought I did), but the builder said I had to make a choice: fireplace or skylight. … Continue reading

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My Lexus as a Yacht

If there’s anything I am, it’s loyal. Knowing that four choirs were depending on attendance at a fund-raising musical event that hoped to raise enough money for the choirs to travel to a music conference in Denver, I hopped into … Continue reading

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Eek! A Spider! (repeat)

I’ve always enjoyed games, especially games that involved intellect and not just chance. Three of the games I most enjoyed when I could find a good, competitive partner were Jotto, Scrabble, and Boggle. I learned to adapt Boggle to my … Continue reading

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