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The State of My Backyard

Posted by admin on May 27, 2011 in Guest Blogs |

The regular Friday blog took a week off for meanderings in the Oregon outback. This week we return with Virginia based visual artist and writer Betty Plevney musing on her backyard through prose, sketching and haiku. PREAMBLE I moved to Richmond, Virginia, four years ago. It was an economically wise but sad decision as I […]

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On Nikita Khrushchev, Boy Scouts, the Cold War, and Graduation

Posted by admin on May 13, 2011 in Musings |

Yesterday, walking along the sidewalks that wind through the subdivision where we live, Betty and I admired the fulsome blossoms of ornamental trees that line the streets and walkways. Dogs barked . . . Dachshunds, Springer Spaniels, yellow Labrador Retrievers, German Shorthairs, black mutts with gray and wizened mugs. The sound of a plane engine […]

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On Beowulf, William Safire, Old English and the Constitution.

Posted by admin on May 6, 2011 in Musings |

“Do not put statements in the negative form. And don’t start sentences with a conjunction. If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do. Unqualified superlatives are the worst of […]

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