Monthly Archives: May 2009

Litany

You are the bread and the knife, The crystal goblet and the wine… -Jacques Crickillon You are the bread and the knife, the crystal goblet and the wine. You are the dew on the morning grass and the burning wheel … Continue reading

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Passion (Bow chicka bow wow)

Did you just get a little uncomfy?  Passion is such a loaded word. You can go basically two ways with this one, dredging up ideas of rose petals and Victoria’s Secret, or thinking of having passion, people who live with … Continue reading

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Is there an echo in here?

(Scene: interior of home, kitchen. CHILD, 13 months, and MOM, engaged in “conversation”). CHILD: Duh! MOM: Yes, love? You want a grape? CHILD: Duh! (Pointing). MOM: (Looking where indicated, somewhere slightly above the exhaust fan on stove). Um, a banana? … Continue reading

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Little rays of sunshine out of California

No way. You mean it actually IS constitutional to uphold an amendment that was voted on and passed by voters in a state referendum? And here I thought I was living during the Obama administration. Nicely done, California! Now if Obama … Continue reading

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Putting the cart before the horse much?

Oh, Obama. Didn’t think too far ahead, didja? I realize that in the first tumultuous months of your presidency, it was important to take DECISIVE. ACTION. ‘Cause your platform was Change. It might have been prudent to consider the direction of that change. … Continue reading

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Kowtow

As a language teacher to people of many, many countries (my latest acquisition is from Equatorial Guinea- the only country in Africa that speaks Spanish!), part of the wondrous world of intercultural communication are the mishaps. Like when I beckon … Continue reading

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Friday Foto

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