Tag Archives: euphemism

Brushing the Cobwebs

What’s the first Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or whatever you celebrate during this time of year, that you can remember? Many such particular events come to my mind from various ages, but the earliest memory for me has to be … Continue reading

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Death Warmed Over

The above photo has nothing really to do with this essay. I thought it’s a cool shot of the garden above the San Callisto Catacombs in Rome, Italy.  The picture is included in the second edition of my first novel, … Continue reading

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Today’s Tirade: Live for the Moment

Nothing is better for one’s well-being than a good rant now and then to relieve pent-up frustration, triggering a pressure-relief valve which sounds like the whistle of an old steam locomotive, or that of an iron kettle filled with boiling … Continue reading

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It’s Always Something

The prior tirade on these hallowed pages has addenda added in the comments’ section, updating the status of the awaited parcels mentioned in the essay, one of which was a new Fender Squire Telecaster; and the other is a new … Continue reading

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Love, Kristen: All About Willy

This past year I’ve been teaching Health Education at Beckley’s middle school and learned that the students’ hormones have already begun to control their actions and reactions. A couple of weeks ago, I walked into my classroom and noticed that … Continue reading

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