Category: Make Me Think Monday

My Favorite Poem

April has been National Poetry Month. All month Poets.org has provided opportunities and activities to celebrate poetry and poets. I couldn’t let the celebration pass without posting one of my favorite poems about a realio, trulio, little pet… Read More

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A Lizard Poem for National Poetry Month

The Academy of American Poets established April as poetry month in 1996 to encourage people about the pleasure of reading poetry. It’s all explained here. In honor of poetry month, here’s a little story about poetry writing. Years… Read More

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Texas, My Texas

I recently changed my FB banner. I know, I know. FB is a touchy subject these days, but in order to connect with readers I keep an active FB presence. But I digress… I chose a Texas bluebonnet… Read More

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A Weekend of Anomalies

An anomaly is a deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement, or form. In order words, something out of the ordinary. Three such unusual events happened last weekend. A Blue Paschal Full Moon occurred. The orb we saw… Read More

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My Lexicon Love

Words and I have a long-standing relationship. I spend an extraordinary amount of my time with words. I can’t seem to get enough of words. I can lose myself in dictionaries and thesauruses for hours on end. I… Read More

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Reading Obituaries for Character Development

One of the things I was thrilled to have again now we’re back in Texas is home delivery of the Sunday newspaper. I really missed my Sunday funnies. And the obituaries. Often the newspaper where we previously lived didn’t… Read More

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The Ides of March – A Time to be Cautious?

Thanks to high school English classes where William Shakespeare is required reading the phrase The Ides of March can conjure prophecies of doom and a need for caution. Even if you’ve never read Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, you’re probably… Read More

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Independence and Texas

Last weekend there were big doings here in the Lone Star State. Folks ate lots of barbecue and chili and/or Tex-Mex and Mexican food. Many indulged in a Shiner Bock and Lone Star beers. And, of course, pecan… Read More

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Happy Blogiversary!

Anniversaries mark accomplishments and are fun to commemorate. This month I celebrate my blogiversary. On February 24, 2012, I published my first blog with WordPress.com. You can read that very first blog, here. My original plan was to… Read More

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Why I think President’s Day is a Strange Holiday

Three things strike me as making Presidents Day holiday strange. 1.    There’s no universal agreement on the actual name of the holiday Most American holidays are clear-cut in what we are celebrating or honoring, i.e. 4th of July,… Read More

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