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Category Archive — language

Book News, Oct. 11th

Happy October, bookworms. To paraphrase Anne (with an E) Shirley, I’m so happy to live in a world where there are Octobers. I like October because it means changing leaf colors, cooler weather and ALL THE APPLES. (Imma let you finish, but apples are totally > anything pumpkin spice.)¬†Today, I’m visiting Newgrange, a UNESCO World […]

Word of the Week (172)

Given all that’s being going on in the U.S. lately, it would be an egregious mistake on my point not to commemorate one of our nation’s most stirring events: On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington. A defining moment for the Civil Rights Movement, […]

Word of the Week (171)

It’s Christopher Robin’s birthday today. The real Christopher Robin, son of A.A. Milne, was the inspiration for Milne’s¬†Winnie the Pooh series, thanks in part to the stuffed bear who was his constant companion. Once grown, Christopher Milne served with the Royal Engineers during WWII and opened a bookstore with his wife – which proved sometimes […]