“Spreading your wings” in a confusing world
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New blog article: Batching It Barbara is in three weeks of rehab for double knee replacement, so I’m living alone, and learning how to batch it. Take for instance toilet hygiene. I flush, reasoning that if you flush, you never have to clean the bowl, a practice that works pretty well for the first week or so. Besides, if anyone comes over and asks to use the bathroom I can just say, “Go use your own.”
I visit Barbara daily, but when I come home, I face something new—an empty, echoing house…. Read more here: https://jimhurd.com/2016/01/22/batching-it/
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Term of the Week: Hyperbole
Exaggerated statement, not to be taken literally. Examples: “I waited an eternity.” “The food trays were endless.” “The stench was killing me.”
Book and Film reviews
The Poet and the Pauper. George MacDonald (edited by Michael Phillips). 1983. Phillips delightfully re-tells two MacDonald stories that were originally written in the 1800s. Scottish Highlands. Nobility. Warm, Christian sensibilities.
Anne of the Thousand Days. 1969. 146 min. PG. The dramatic story of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, who could not give him the son he desired.
Here are a few sentences from memorable letters of reference:
♫ He would be out of his depth in a parking lot puddle.
♫ This young lady has delusions of adequacy.
♫ He sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them.
♫ He has knack for making strangers immediately.
♫ He brings a lot of joy whenever he leaves the room.
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