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Reading Lessons

A few days ago, I received a lovely gift when my friend Lisa passed on to me an adorable postcard. It’s an old photo of six little girls sitting in a row on the steps of an old house, each … Continue reading

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Precious Words

“Most people think that they don’t know anyone who can’t read, but the person who can’t read is your co-worker, your next door neighbor or the person you just passed on the street. It’s the person sitting beside of you … Continue reading

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Word Lovers

Writing is all about words: falling in love with them, coaxing them, wooing them, worrying over them, playing with them, cutting them, adding them, and even, like Shakespeare, inventing them. Writers are word lovers and when we love them hard … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

I love Halloween! After carving my pumpkin tonight, I can’t wait to see all the kids on my street in their cute costumes! And speaking of Halloween, here’s a heart-warming story about the power of words: One night in the … Continue reading

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Tumbling Down

“There is no greater power than the power of the word.” Yogi teabag tag In the Bible’s Book of Joshua, the walls of Jericho come tumbling down after seven days, destroyed by trumpets and human voices raised to stone-shattering pitch. … Continue reading

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Word Power

A heart-warming story about the power of words: One night in the late 1940s  after an action-packed Halloween, Mary Emma Allison, a young teacher and mother of three, turned to her husband and said, “It’s too bad we can’t turn … Continue reading

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