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The Meaning of Mother’s Day

May 6, 2016

This weekend is all about mom, so I want to spend some time talking about what it means to be a mother in the Weekend Word. moth·er ˈməT͟Hər/ noun 1. a woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth. verb 1. bring up (a child) with care and affection. […]

Put a Poem for Hope In Your Pocket

April 18, 2016

This April marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, perhaps one of the largest literary celebrations in the world. Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month celebrates the art form that has inspired many writers and artists throughout the centuries, and moved its readers. Poetry, like most art forms, […]

The Bare Necessities

April 15, 2016

How exciting, a live-action version of The Jungle Book!  A young orphaned boy is raised by a pack of wolves in the jungle. Along his journey to manhood he meets a few pals in the animal kingdom… some friendly, and not-so-friendly. The trailer features Balloo humming a favorite song from the cartoon… “The Bare Necessities.” […]

The Fool

April 1, 2016

While many countries, religions, etc. have holidays that they recognize, this weekend we celebrate one that is pretty much universal. Although it’s not an official holiday, April Fools’ Day is celebrated in just about every country across the globe. April Fools’ Day is a day to play a prank or practical joke on a friend, […]

They Are Resurrected…

March 24, 2016

Easter is upon us and there’s a lot of talk going around about resurrection. Let’s take a look at the word resurrect in this week’s Weekend Word. res·ur·rect ˌrezəˈrekt/ verb restore (a dead person) to life. revive the practice, use, or memory of (something); bring new vigor to. When we think about the word resurrect, several thoughts surface as […]