Category Archives: Words

WORDS MATTER, MY DEAR

Words DO matter. There are reminders of the power of words all around us. Think of the way extreme words were slung around during the last election. Or don’t think of it. Let’s start off the new year on a constructive … Continue reading

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LYING WORDS

Every time I read or watch the news, I get angry at how political jargon disguises lying words.  This election cycle (will it ever end?) has popularized the expressions “walk back” and “pivot.” “Walking back” and “pivoting are weasely ways … Continue reading

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WORDS WITH MY FRIEND BARACK

Barack Obama plays Words With Friends? Yes!!! I am saving a place for him on my roster, just in case. Barack Obama stays up half the night, according to the New York Times, reading, writing, texting and playing Words With … Continue reading

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IN THE BEGINNING

Earlier this week, The Atlantic carried an interview with Stephen King in which he declared that he spends months and even years writing the beginning sentences of his novels. In this blog and elsewhere I have written about the power of … Continue reading

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A WEEK OF WHACKY WORDS

Everything I picked up to read this week contained plays on words, made-up words or proper uses of words. I have no idea why this happened. Was it National Words Week? Or did the planets align to give me a … Continue reading

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