Monthly Archives: November 2010

St. Andrew’s Day – November 30

Who was Saint Andrew ? Despite what many may think, St. Andrew, who is the patron saint of Scotland, did not live and work in that country. In fact, his legendary connections to Scotland appeared centuries after his death. Andrew, … Continue reading

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More Confusing Words

So, what is the difference between… Poor = lack of financial stability Pore = (verb) meaning to study or read; (noun) meaning small openings in the skin Pour = to flow in a continuous stream Precede = means to go … Continue reading

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Words that People Frequently Confuse

As an author, I come across words all the time, which people frequently confuse. Among those are Affect = a verb meaning to influence Effect = a noun meaning result Effect = a verb meaning to cause an action The … Continue reading

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Nate Ruffin Memorial

Earlier this week, I wrote about the Marshall University plane crash in 1970. As a follow up to that post, I want to share some follow-up information. A bust of Nate Ruffin was recently unveiled during the 2010 Homecoming Festivities … Continue reading

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“Even you can write comedy,” he said.

A friend of mine recently told me that I should consider writing comedy. I laughed, naturally, because I assumed he meant it as a joke. I am known for those kind of lines, which can strip someone of his dignity, … Continue reading

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Austen-Related Actors with November Birthdays

For November, we are presented with a several actors who have been seen in more than one Jane Austen-related film: Lindsay Duncan and Jonny Lee Miller have each been in two, whereas, Hugh Bonneville has been in three Austen films. … Continue reading

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A Memory of the Marshall University Plane Crash

This is not a post on Jane Austen. Rather it is a a moment in time when I saw the true human spirit, and like Jane Austen, I need to speak of it. Today is the anniversary of one of … Continue reading

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Words Which Can Be Funny

Yesterday’s post reminded me of a line in Neil Simon’s (one of my favorite playwrights) The Sunshine Boys. One of the main characters, Willy, says, “Fifty-seven years in this business, you learn a few things. You know what words are … Continue reading

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A Comedy of Manners

In a comedy of manners, witticisms are the rule of the day. People are judged as being wits or being idiots, so to speak. The audience (by silent agreement) allow the wits to be in charge, and anything outside the … Continue reading

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Mars vs. Venus Part III

This is more on the differences between males and females: Women not on the pill, find masculine features attractive, but women on the pill find feminized male faces more attractive. When men sweat, pheromones, which have no odor themselves, are … Continue reading

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