My Thanksgiving’s Friday, Cuz I’m still in the coop. My buddy got it in the neck, And now he’s in the soup. Author Unknown; Attribution to Betty Marvin
The following is a wonderful tale of generations and how powerfully they can shape one another. Its author is my family’s creative writing scion, Mrs. Abbott. Set in the Sandhills of Nebraska, it reminds me not just a little of what I have learned through the years about my mom’s upbringing with her brother, DallasContinue reading “Passing This Along — True Grit”
“She grew up in an old house on 1 acre of decommissioned, parceled-out farmland. On her family’s lot were a vegetable garden, a swingset, and a sandbox where Mira and her brothers mapped out and modeled tiny golden domains. Playmobil figures were their pawns, plastic shovels their tools of conquest. . . . ” I think you’ll enjoy thisContinue reading “La Duchesse de la Cul de Sac Trent”
In tomorrow’s WheeledWords post to do with Fathering (no more hints), a list therein makes two particular points — one directly, other implicitly — about the art of yelling. Rachel Macy Stafford, author of Hands Free Mama, in “The Important Thing About Yelling” (http://huff.to/1driO2c), bests my winsome attempts, getting right to the point: [Yelling] shutsContinue reading “Sharing: The Important Thing About Yelling”
“[Commas] are a pestilence. They must be stopped.”
Empathy or Sympathy? What’s the difference? Aren’t they the same? Perhaps you’re resolved to be more of one or the other in the coming New Year. On Diffen.com (diffen.com/difference/Empathy_vs_Sympathy), Empathy is defined as understanding what others are feeling because you have experienced it yourself or can put yourself in their shoes. Sympathy, as acknowledging anotherContinue reading “Sharing: The Power Of Empathy, Animated”
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