I’m A Poet, and I’ll Bet You Didn’t Know It

I wrote this back in 2005, and submitted it to a Christian magazine. Unsurprisingly, it was rejected: it is simplistic and the wording was rather forced. But I just found it again going through backups of my writings and other things I saved before selling my desktop a few weeks ago (to buy a tablet!). None can boast but Christ: But wait, there’s more!

Book Review: The Glamour of Grammar

The Glamour of Grammar, by Roy Peter Clark

Early in 2011, I picked up a book from my local Borders, after a quick double-take at the title, “The Glamour of Grammar”. After flipping through the first couple pages and discovering the source of the title, and the history of a magical connection between the words ‘glamour’ and ‘grammar’, I very quickly came to love Roy Peter Clark’s insight into the history and application of grammar, as well as his ability to show English as a far more complex creature than I had previously known it to be.

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I Support the BARS Program

I may be unemployed at present (and indeed have been for the vast majority of the past two years), but that doesn’t mean I’m not making every effort to find gainful employ where possible. On occasion, I do temporary work through Manpower, and one of their particular engagements is the BARS Program. As part of this program, I visit various gas stations, grocery stores, convenience stores, bars, restaurants, and other places selling alcohol and/or tobacco, and make sure that they are carding according to their policies. I finished one of these routes today. But wait, there’s more!