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Romeo and Juliet: Timed essay

The 2018 – 2019 school year is coming to a close. Public schools end their school year with standardized testing. The tests are timed and are usually multiple choice answers, except for the English essay portion. Here is one you might enjoy. Prompt: Much thought has gone into Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” as star-crossed lovers….

The actress in me

I’ve always secretly dreamed of being an actress; a young Katherine Hepburn or a pixyish Audrey Hepburn, perhaps a siren like Lana Turner or Marilyn Monroe. I started my career in the side room off the porch of my Grandma’s house where she had stored all sorts of wonderful “costumes,” actually dresses and fur pieces,…

I Did: Anniversary Edition

My 36th wedding anniversary is just around the corner. I read somewhere that couples give a great deal of thought to the day they choose to get married. We certainly did when we were considering the weather but I didn’t take into consideration my wedding anniversary would also be shared in the future, depending on…

Then there were ten. . .

Be forewarned, today and for who knows how long, the detour from I-20 to I-22 through Birmingham is one hot mess! If you have ever driven to Memphis, Tennessee from the PTC/Fayette/Senoia area, you have most certainly seen the signs to Tupelo, “Childhood Home of Elvis Presley,” and you have then driven by New Albany,…

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