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Anti-Intellectualism and Right-Wing Populism — SUNDRY THOUGHTS

Truthiness, Alternative Facts, and Damn Lies Stephen Colbert, during his years of hosting The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, spoke, in the character of a composite of most of the on-air talent at the FOX News Channel of “truthiness,” defined … Continue reading

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Writing a Poem — Writers reflection

Having difficulties writing poems? Let me help!! via Writing a Poem — Writers reflection

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Writing about writing about writing Review 3 — petewsutton

3rd in an intermittent series of reviewing my writing books, with an aim of reducing how many I have. (4th really but the on and off the shelves post didn’t include any reviews) Exercises In Style by Raymond Quineau This … Continue reading

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Cat Ears and Tiger Bites – Imagination — “Expert” – Parenting Beautiful Minds

I had safely secured both my children into their buggy and the snacks were packed. We headed into our beautiful local town. It was a decent three-kilometre walk from our house and the children and I generally chatted, recited well-known … Continue reading

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What Not to Say to Other People, Even if You Mean Well — TravelMamas.com

We’ve all done it…unintentionally offended someone with our seemingly innocent question or comment. Over the years, I have discovered many things NOT to say. As a very curious and fairly awkward person, I have learned many of these lessons the … Continue reading

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All Of The Infographics You Must Read Before You Write Your Next Book — Writing Colorfully

Visually appealing, infographics are more exciting, interactive, and colorful lists that paper and pencil can’t beat. A great way to learn something new and interact with presented information, I will be sharing several infographics that span a multitude of topics … Continue reading

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The Smoky Room: A Love Poem — Voyage of the Mind

“The Smoky Room,” a short love poem. Journey from the backroom of a bar to the bedroom… not as risque as it sounds. Heartfelt. The post… 13 more words via The Smoky Room: A Love Poem — Voyage of the Mind

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3 Tips for Writing Poetry That Sings — Voyage of the Mind

Don’t consider yourself a poet? Have no fear! Here are three tips for writing poetry that sings, based on a former non-poet’s personal experience. via 3 Tips for Writing Poetry That Sings — Voyage of the Mind

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“True wealth is not measured in money or status or power. It is measured in the legacy we leave behind for those we love and those we inspire.” — Art of Quotation

True wealth is not measured in money or status or power. It is measured in the legacy we leave behind for those we love and those we inspire. Cesar Chavez, activist Richard Jay Jensen, John C. Hammerback (2002). “The Words … Continue reading

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“the public good seems poised to lose out to a select set of personal freedoms… where any suggestion of collective duty and responsibility for others become the chains of tyranny.” — Art of Quotation

As in the gun control debate, public opinion, public health and the public good seem poised to lose out to a select set of personal freedoms. But it’s a child’s two-dimensional view of freedom — one where any suggestion of … Continue reading

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