Posts tagged writing
Posts tagged writing
I hate it when I come up with a cool title for something but have nothing to use it for!
Two animals are born at the same time. While young, they strike up a friendship and play together. Good times. Then one day they discover that they are on opposite ends of the food chain.
The relationship is strained, to say the least.
Can their friendship be saved? Or is it doomed to fail?
I believe nonfiction books don’t get to the point fast enough. Every thing the author wants you to know about why she is writing should be in the first chapter. Then all of the research that corroborates the first chapter should be on subsequent chapters, there if the reader wants to go through it. This is especially true of diet & nutrition books.
Have you ever wondered how one goes about sending to a letter to Pope Francis? I looked through my old book of etiquette from 1952 for guidance. Here’s what it advises:
In addressing the envelope, you use the following form:
His Holiness, Pope Francis I
Vatican City, Italy
For the note or letter itself, write the salutation as: “Your Holiness:” (note the colon). Then write what you want to say to His Holiness. Finally, for the complimentary close, use “Sincerely yours in Christ” if the letter is written by a Catholic, or “Respectfully yours” if non-Catholic.
How much to mail a letter to Vatican City? It probably depends on whether Global Priority or air mail is used. according to USPS.com, though, a one ounce letter going First Class International to Vatican City costs $1.10. Priority Mail International is considerably higher in price
Writing a letter to the pontiff doesn’t have to be intimidating. Just keep it respectful. I think I’ll write a friendly note to His Holiness this week!
It was as if I were floating on very blue water on a small boat. It was a sunny day, because the water sparkled and it wouldn’t have if the day were cloudy. The water looked like it does when you stir it with an egg beater in water, ripples churning everywhere, and it was blue like Berry Kool-Aid®.
Then I rose up, and the boat turned into a house, and so I stepped inside. I had steps to go down, so I had to be careful not to hurt my head. Once inside I saw wood paneling, like what’s on the wall of the dining room of my mother’s house, because her house was built in the ’70s and you had to have paneling in your house to go along with the avocado green appliances.
But in this dream, though, the appliances weren’t avocado green but stainless steel, and there was a ton of them—like in a showroom —refrigerators with the spigot in the door, stacking ovens, dishwashers, freezers
Therefore the kitchen area was huge and open. And who steps into it but Dionne Warwick, looking very regal with her short, white hair and white pant suit, but when she spoke to me she didn’t have that deep, sultry Dionne voice. She sounded like my mother!
Pablo Picasso in Giovanni Papini’s novel Il Libro Nero (1951).
(one of the more interesting stories surrounding this quote, other than the myth about Picasso having said it, is that the ex-Fascist Papini was urged by NATO to publish the Picasso section of Il Libro Nero as a genuine interview in order to undercut Picasso’s credibility. Picasso being an unrepentant communist.)
The words and handwriting of Nelson Mandela
Marvel Mabel under table
Reading writing sibling fighting
Wavy gravy antsy pansy
Pudding in a cup.
What I want to construct is a story that shows that we value our girl children. This little lady has value and she will grow to be someone who will be an important member of her community even though she will never have a large and glorious mane like her father.