WINGSPREAD E-zine, July, 2016

“Spreading your wings” in a challenging world
July, 2016                                                                                            James Hurd  


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  • New blog article: Eden: No Walk in the Park
  • Writer’s Word of the Week: head-hopping
  • Book and Film reviews
  • Favorite quotes

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 New blog article: Eden: No Walk in the Park

I remember walking away, looking for Adam and telling myself, Wow, Eve! You got scared by the big green snake, but he really talked sense. I ate the luscious fruit and I didn’t die. Anyway, God loves me so much I’m sure one piece of fruit is no big deal with him.

Shortly after we had arrived in the park God said, “Enjoy, celebrate, but don’t eat any fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil or you’ll die.” (Adam and I referred to the tree as “the TKGE.”)

So I asked Adam, “If God loves us, why would he deny us good fruit?”

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 Writers’ Word of the Week:   Head-hopping
Switching narrators among several characters. Changing Point of View. Be careful with this one; you’ll confuse your reader.

Book and Film Reviews

The Monuments Men. A 2014 film. Matt Damon, Bill Murray. Directed by George Clooney. The frantic scramble to recover stolen Nazi art at the end of WWII. ♥ ♥ ♥

 Casablanca. 1942 romantic drama of love, war, and escape. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergmann.    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Michael Phillips, The Baron’s Apprenticeship. Bethany House. 1986. 272 pp. A re-telling of a favorite George MacDonald story. A young boy discovers his true identity and his true love.    ♥ ♥ ♥

Judith Barrington, Writing the Memoir: A practical guide to the craft, the personal challenges, and ethical dilemmas of writing your true stories. 2nd Ed. The Eighth Mountain Press: Portland, OR. 2002. A master memoirist unveils the secrets of her craft.    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Favorite quotes

♫   Synonym: A word used in place of a word you can’t spell.

   “Britain [or the U.S.] does not have permanent friends or permanent enemies; she has permanent interests.”

   Some people can’t punctuate their way out of a paper bag. Lynne Truss

  I asked our marriage counselor if she wanted to meet only with the innocent party, or should I come along too?

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2 thoughts on “WINGSPREAD E-zine, July, 2016

  1. Jim,

    I enjoy your writing. I have a problem with my sign-in this a.m., so I could not write from the spot. I am sure I have it recorded so I will find it. Thanks again, you have a real gift for writing. Harriet


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