Category Archives: Wordplay

Why I love Writing Proposals

You don’t have to care, but here are some reasons why I love writing proposals.

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Blowin in the Wind

The answer, my friend, is blowin in the wind. Seriously. You just have to understand the sentence–and the question!–differently.

The post gets better. Trust me.

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Thanksgiving Video

It is almost Thanksgiving Day! For your viewing pleasure, I present the Holderness Family Thanksgiving video that is making its rounds. (I also digress about genre, et al.)

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Levity and Longevity

There are only four days left in the hymn competition, and you may or may not be getting sick of hearing or thinking about it. Yep, it’s been months now, and the long haul is almost over. So here’s a bit of levity and longevity as the final stages of writing project weariness sets in.

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Rhymes Old-School and New

I started to write when I was young. I’d write poetry when I should have been listening to math lessons or I’d scribble away in the last few minutes of class.

When I got a little older, I’d write the alphabet vertically down the far right side of my wide-lined paper and I would inwardly curse because I’d skip the first few lines at the top for some random aesthetic appeal and I’d have to write XYZ on the same line. Every time. Because: teenager.

But I liked the pattern of starting to write. Centering the page, writing the alphabet, and starting from a place of confidence: “I know my letters. I know my words. Let’s put something together!” Continue reading

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Simply an Exercise

A person’s head can be full of inner voices as a writer. There may be characters, scenarios, and expressions jumbled on top of a personal to do list, grocery list, and the conversation you happen to be having at any particular moment.

Of course, there are the worries and self-doubt too. Maybe even nagging criticisms (from yourself and others). Let me remind you of a beautiful, beautiful expression, “Simply an exercise.” Continue reading

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Innocence

There’s such a thing as innocence,

Though some prefer just “in a sense.”

In dissonance of ignorance,

The truth convicts us, “In no sense!

The world has lost its innocence.”

 

Puns aren’t the most respected form of wordplay, but the things one can find in individual languages is amazing! Who knows what awesome puns may be out there around the world?

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