Monthly Archives: November 2015

“And some have greatness thrust upon them”

Today/Sunday I received a special d registered letter announcing I’d won Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association’s 2015 Writing Contest–Poetry category for my poem “Free”. Enclosed was a $200 pre-paid Visa card. The poem will be published in the winter issue of … Continue reading

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Spelled February

and often mispronounced Feb-u-ary. Should be Feb-rue-ary.

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Calm

is pronounced cah-m, not call-m.

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Similarly Mispronounced

Erudite–should be pronounced air-uh-dite, not air-ee-uh-dite.

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Etc.

often mispronounced by people trying to impress others as eck-cetera though not written as ect. Actually pronounced and spelled in full as et cetera.

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Saturday Musings

Still enjoyable–those upsurge moments and bursts of inexplicably-sourced¬†energy in one-on-one conversation or epiphanic consciousness. The absolute best of Greek menos. Much as in the dancing shiva, one foot of the dwarf of ego in order for an individual to break … Continue reading

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The Old Ad-Lib

Grandson and dog conk out at a party on couch. Using chairs to prevent him from falling. We were raised also with an ad-lib version of bed for kids, using two large living room chairs together. Quick common-sensical solutions for … Continue reading

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Our Ignorant, Egotistical, Disrespectful, Disgraceful Prime Minister

who deliberately chose to walk through the Remembrance Day throngs in Ottawa back to his office only to happy to have selfies taken as the ceremony ended and the salivating CBC sensing a significant moment extended their coverage allowing Justin … Continue reading

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“What’s the Story, Wishbone?”

Had the pleasure of revisiting some oldie VHS off-air recordings this evening including the 1995 Wishbone episode of Pride and Prejudice. Wishbone was a popular PBS tv series in the 1990s that aired on PBS. The protagonist–a¬†cute male Jack Russell … Continue reading

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Our T.S. Eliot/J. Alfred Prufrock Moment

When we choose between doing things for others’ imagined approvals or for our deepest personal desires and longings. “Dare I eat a peach?” “Dare I disturb the [social, public] universe?” indeed. Well, back to Joseph Campbell’s “Follow your bliss”. The … Continue reading

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