Tag Archives: English

Rio

Just an oddity I’ve noticed over the years regarding mass media. In preface let me say I only read and write in good ol’ American English. I read the news practically every day about happenings around the world. News articles … Continue reading

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P is for Plantation

The term Plant on this factory entrance sign is an abbreviation, shorthand if you will, for the term Plantation. Insofar as labor is concerned, little has changed aside from the name. The term Plantation implies plants or crops of various … Continue reading

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The Hoosiers

I’ve never been a huge sports fan – although I played some in my youth. I’ve never really followed professional sports as some men do. I just see it as another creaky branch of the entertainment industry. I’ve never been … Continue reading

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Dibs On The Magazine

So there I was standing on line at the supermarket check-out. There were three people ahead of me when I first queued up. and the first customer was having an issue with coupons or something so there was a bit … Continue reading

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Robin Hood And His Merry Men

Of course you’re all familiar with the tales of Robin Hood and his merry men. “Merry” is a term not often otherwise heard except in conjunction with the seasonal exhortative benediction: (Have a) “Merry Christmas!” In its association with Christmas … Continue reading

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True Love

Once upon a time (this is a true story) I came home on 30-Day Leave from the Army. I went to visit and catch up with my friends in the old neighborhood. When I first arrived, a storm of some … Continue reading

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Soul Food

 Soul Food is a very old expression in the African-American community. In running an errand for my neighbor lady I went to the local ethnic grocery store. El Rey is a popular Mexican grocery that is apparently thriving. They’ve remodeled … Continue reading

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