NATIONAL SPEAK IN COMPLETE SENTENCES DAY – Marilyn Armstrong

There is a day for everything, but I could not let this one slip passed unnoticed.


May 31 is NATIONAL SPEAK IN COMPLETE SENTENCES DAY.


No really. It is. I’m not sure most people actually know what a complete sentence should look like. What parts it should contain. Most of the people with whom I interact — not on WordPress where we have a shockingly high level of people who understand grammar and punctuation — but the rest of the world where no one knows what an adverb is or why they should avoid their overuse.

How could they know what an adverb is when they don’t know what a verb is either? For that matter, they don’t know what are an object, subject, clause … or the difference between a semi-colon and a comma (okay, that’s a tough one, so I’ll let that one slide).

Imagine if, for one day, everyone used complete sentences! I would like to add that imagine if they also used proper punctuation and ran the spell-checker before publishing anything.

And beyond that, imagine if we all turned off auto-correct and most of the things we wrote were really what we meant to say and not what the computer likes?

Okay, let’s not get carried away.

TWISTING PATH, WINDING ROAD

Twist

“Twist” is rich with meaning: it’s the unexpected, it’s surprise, it’s even an amazing ice cream choice. What does “twist” mean to you? My twist is a winding path in Hyannis.


Winding path Hyannis

twistiing path Hyannis

twisting path in Hyannis

THE RETURN TRIP

When I was immigrating to Israel, I asked my friend — a rabbi — whether or not Jews believe in reincarnation.

He said “Which Jews? Where? When?” Beliefs in reincarnation transcend religious, ethnic and historical borders. Almost every known religion has incorporated it at some point and in some place.

Teepee as kaleidoscope

Since Jews have no dogma pertaining to the afterlife — or even if there is an afterlife — we can choose to believe as we like.

I’ll take Reincarnation, thanks. With a side of Heaven in case I need a vacation.

HARRIET TUBMAN (1820 – 1913)

98f/41/hgmp/12611/mp306From Google, this is dedicated to Harriet Tubman, Activist, humanitarian, African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. (See Wikipedia for more.)

She was born in 1820 in Dorchester County, MD and died on March 10, 1913, in Auburn, NY. Married to Nelson Davis (1869-1888) and John Tubman (1844-1851), she had one daughter, Gertie Davies. She was the child of Harriet Greene and Ben Ross.

There is a huge amount of information about Harriet Tubman available in libraries and across the Internet. Today is the first days of African-American History month. Google Harriet Tubman to find out wonderful things you will love to know.

Not all heroes wear uniforms.

Breaking News!

GarryCloseSmileTIGHTGarry Armstrong will be on NECN (New England Cable News) this evening, from 6PM to 6:15PM — possibly a few minutes longer.

NECN’s Broadside With Jim Braude is a nightly news and analysis program carried in six states in New England.

The subject is President Obama’s speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The program is LIVE at 6 p.m. from their studio in Newton. Garry met Dr. King quite a few times and was present in Washington for the march.

If you live anywhere in the New England area, you can probably get the show. Check your local listing for information. See you later!

Serendipitous random post finder now available!

Serendipitous random post finder! Click for a random virtual time travel experience!
Serendipitous random post finder! Click for a random virtual time travel experience!

Courtesy of the fabulous Rarasaur, I now have a Serendipitous random post finder, which, when clicked will give you a totally random virtual time travel experience!

Give it a try! You’ll find it right above the search (Seek) box on the left side of this page.

It’s very cool and fun. The one in this post works if you click on the caption, but the one on the menu works by clicking the button which is oodles more fun. Try it. Then drop by Rarasaur and get your own 🙂

Have a nice weekend :-)

A dwarf, who was a mystic, escaped from jail. The call went
out that there was a small medium at large.

Deja Moo: the feeling that you’ve heard this bull before.

A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were
standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament
victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of his
office and asked them to disperse.
“But why?” they asked as they moved off.
“Because,” he said “I can’t stand chess-nuts boasting in an
open foyer!”

What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.