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Word Fast – Day 2

Reblogged for Fandango’s Flashback Friday – nothing for April 2nd so I went with February.

Seek to understand, not to be understood. We’ve all heard it said that there’s a reason you have two ears and one mouth: to listen more and speak …

Word Fast – Day 2

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Blessing of 100 Years

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Presidential Honor

Cicely Tyson receives Presidential Medal of Honor from Barack Obama in 2016

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Words Are Powerful

Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble.” -Yehuda Berg

This bel-esprit young lady is my new crush! At only 23 years old, Amanda Gorman is the first National Youth Poet Laureate and the youngest to speak at a Presidential Inauguration. “The Hill We Climb” shows why Miss Gorman is so deserving of that honor. In it she captured the climate of our country with words so perfect for the occasion, causing reflection on periods of division yet bringing hope for the future. I’m sharing this video because I just can’t admire Miss Gorman enough but also because she is an inspirational poet who set the bar high for aspiring poets, in style and sentiment.

Nothing I have in my queue compares to Amanda Gorman’s work, and I’m okay with that. Her colorful personality adds such flair to her words, motivating me to sharpen my mind and show more respect for the written word.

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2021 Resolution Check-in

This post was inspired by The Daily Spur and MMA Storytime’s Word of the Day but I really am interested in how those new year’s resolution diets are working out. We’re now eight days in (US); any success or did it end one meal after it started?

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I’ve been doing pretty well, especially since the desserts were finished. I’m back to fish or chicken with veggies in place of the big plated dinners that threw me off-course over the holidays. I am going to buy some of those plant-based “meats” my son introduced. The meatballs and seitan were excellent but I still can’t wrap my mind around tofu.

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