A fresh look

Sometimes it saddens me to admit it, but I don’t get to spend a lot of time with kids these days. I’ve no children of my own at this point, and there are no little ones in my immediate family (yet). I don’t often encounter the joys that young people can bring into the most…

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Is Poetry Dead?

It’s a sad, sad day in the life of creative writers everywhere.

Newsweek columnist Bruce Wexler has declared poetry dead – saying people in today’s lifestyle have no time for the artform amidst the claims of television, narrative novels and Web surfing.

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‘You people’

Each time I overhear a heated argument, I’m introduced to this strange group of individuals referred to simply as “you people.”

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The way it’s been done…

I’m going to tell you a story about five monkeys. If you enjoy monkeys and their habits – that’s great. If not, bear with me. There’s a point.

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Forgiving Apes

Apes are about to teach us about the cultural aspects of forgiveness. We recently received a news release letting us know that we’ll soon be learning about human forgiveness and the process of culture through a study at the Great Ape Trust of Iowa.

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