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A Word on Wednesday: Privilege

“When someone has been given much, much will be required in return.” Luke 12:48. Privilege is a word that has been politicalized. We do not think we have privilege; we think our good fortune is the result of our effort and own doing. Maybe… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Privilege”

A Word on Wednesday: Broken

What is broken cannot be fixed. However, we can be healed. Scars will form or causalities will be born. Broken as an adjective is defined as reduced to fragments; ruptured; torn; fractured; not functioning properly; out of working order. There is not beauty in… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Broken”

A Word On Wednesday: Season

In Wisconsin, the seasons change, drastically. The hardest transition for many is the end of summer to the start of autumn. It is hard to say good bye to fun in the sun. With life being short and summer being shorter, I enthusiastically lather… Continue Reading “A Word On Wednesday: Season”

Guest Word: Stylus

Thank you to my friend Nissa Enos for writing a fantastic essay and poem about the word “stylus.” Ms. Enos lives with her family in Manitowoc, Wis. She likes science, nature, and art. These pieces are about aword and about a boat. I hope… Continue Reading “Guest Word: Stylus”

A Word on Wednesday: Unburdening

There is work to be done, new ideas to be learned, and for that the problems of yesterday and the fears for tomorrow must be put out of the way. By unburdening, we do now allow burdens to continue. Unburdening sighs out the heavy.… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Unburdening”

Word on Wednesday: Poet Laureate

April is National Poetry Month, so declared in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. That organization claims the month of April has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.  … Continue Reading “Word on Wednesday: Poet Laureate”

A Word on Wednesday: Vacillating

  Low confidence can result in the inability to make a decision causing the consequences. The verb vacillate sums up this inability to decide. A person who vacillates alternates or wavers between different options or actions and is described as indecisive, hesitating, and not… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Vacillating”

A Word on Wednesday: Because

The generation of Kyras and Kaylas use because as a proposition rather than as part of a clause because, you know, millennial. And these now fully-employed adults are showing up in waves at fully-realized careers. I read the lead article in a recent issue… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Because”

A Word on Wednesday: Stylus

  Stylus: noun. An instrument of metal, bone, or the like, used by the ancients for writing on waxed tablets, having one end pointed for incision the letters and the other end blunt for rubbing out writing and smoothing the tablet. Today, people picture a plastic pen-like… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Stylus”

A Word on Wednesday: Happening

The noun happening is sort of the same as its synonyms: incident, episode, affair, and case. At first definition, it is something that happens; an occurrence, or an event. But at second remark, the true magic of happening reveals itself, “an unconventional dramatic or artistically… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Happening”