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As an Author, I Can’t Help But Dabble in the Art of a Wordsmith

As an author, I can’t help but dabble in the art of a wordsmith. At the very least, from the pure nature of the work, I will increase my vocabulary; at most, I can use the “add to dictionary” function to manufacture words at my own discretion.

Of course, words are necessary if one desires to write, which throws us headlong into another conundrum. If you are born and bred in the United States of America, you have no trouble stating and comprehending American style English. If you hale from outside this great country, then Katie-bar-the-door, “cause you in a world of hurt.”

Problematic becomes the word of the day as a nasty little term known as an idiom comes into play. Everything from “go jump in a lake,” to “don’t beat around the bush,” is used to make a totally unrelated point. “Cut me some slack,” and “pull a rabbit out of a hat,” are two more favorites. Now, we mustn’t forget the idiom of idioms, “By the skin of your teeth.” That one will leave a crinkle in the ole’ brain box.

All in all, we find a way to communicate. I recall sitting in the Las Vegas airport talking with a man from France. Our conversation was unique, to say the least, as neither one of us spoke the other’s language.

Another example of our wonderful creator’s sense of humor.

Have a fantastic week and don’t forget to smile . . . you may change someone’s day for the better.

 

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My Virtual Piece of Paper

Normally, I sit in front of my virtual piece of paper each day of the week and pen stories bringing a plethora of creatures to life. It would only be proper to invite these underlings to live in a world as unique as them. This, of course, requires more work on my part as I have to design a habitat to house these various beings.

Then, a thought crosses my mind. Not just any thought, but a thought of great importance. A thought that is capable of changing the world, albeit on a small scale, but a change none-the-less. What is that thought . . . fried chicken!

I can see it now, or moreover taste, that golden crust with an unbelievable crunch, followed by the soft tender meat exuding juice with each bite. Can you think of another form of nutrition that is portable, delectable, and perfectly proper for any meal?

Fried chicken is one of the foods that few people can cook, but most fast food restaurants or grocery stores can turn out perfectly every time.

In short, do yourself a favor. Eat more fried chicken.

Have the best week you’ve ever had and take time to talk with the God that gave it all for you and me!

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