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Grammar Guru: Oops!

Posted by Anne on March 30th, 2010

What do you say instead of “oops!” ? * There appears to have been some sort of mistake. * There appears to have been made some sort of mistake. * There appears some sort of mistake has been made. This is the silliest song Ella and Louis ever sang together, but it’s great singing on […]

Right-wing hate moves into the mainstream

Posted by Anne on March 27th, 2010

The violence against elected officials by hate groups in the USA this past week was a real shocker. Racism and homophobia are penetrating into the mainstream. “Rage on the Right” is certainly nothing new, it’s long been a part of the right-wing militia movement, the militant wing of the “patriot movement” who say they are […]

WWF Earth Hour

Posted by Anne on March 26th, 2010

Tomorrow, Saturday, 8:30pm your local time, turn off the lights for an hour. Quiet time. Thinking time. Talking time. Or party time, whatever tickles your fancy. I’ve brought home two lovely candles for it. Earth Hour is an initiative by WWF. The local lights out? FC Bayern München will play VfB Stuttgart and then it’ll […]

All the news of home just gives you the blues

Posted by Anne on March 25th, 2010

WTF? “Senate Republicans succeeded early Thursday in forcing a change in a measure altering President Barack Obama’s newly enacted health care overhaul, meaning the bill will have to return to the House for final congressional approval.” How is that possible? It’s enacted. Something that is signed into law IS law. I just don’t get it. […]

Grammar Guru: Fish – it or them?

Posted by Anne on March 24th, 2010

“I’m thinking about what to make for our dinner party. How about having fish?” “Nice! We could serve ______ as the main course.” It or them? And why?

Forgotten Language

Posted by Anne on March 21st, 2010

Forgotten Language by Shel Silverstein Once I spoke the language of the flowers, Once I understood each word the caterpillar said, Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings, And shared a conversation with the housefly in my bed. Once I heard and answered all the questions of the crickets, And joined […]

Girl games

Posted by Anne on March 20th, 2010

Today I’m very honored to be a visiting blogger on Chris Adam’s Bits ‘n Bob’s Show ‘n Tell, as part of his Mirror Posts/ Through the Looking Glass series. A post in his great San Francisco blog about a very surrealistic art show, “Altered Barbie”, leading to an equally surrealistic day, set my imagination off. […]