Your Other Soundtrack (Old Post)

https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2021/04/04/coffee-3/ “What is the soundtrack of your life?”That question on the back cover of Kim Culbertson’s YA novel, “Songs For A Teenage Nomad,” refers to recorded music. But that isn’t what I’m going to blog about in this post. I’m going to talk about your OTHER soundtrack, about some of the sounds you’ve heard throughout … Continue reading Your Other Soundtrack (Old Post)

I Disagree With This Article (Old Post, Rewritten and Expanded)

https://fivedotoh.com/2021/04/04/fowc-with-fandango-disparage/https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/04/04/kiss/ https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2021/04/04/your-daily-word-prompt-foist-ydwordprompt-april-4-2021/ I vividly disagree with the author of this article, who claims that adults should feel embarrassed to read children's books. My reaction:"COW FLOPS!" Would the author prefer that we read pornography?Now that I would be embarrassed and ashamed to read, even if it weren't a mortal sin. If I had been able to … Continue reading I Disagree With This Article (Old Post, Rewritten and Expanded)

Summer Camp and “All-Of-A-Kind Family” (Old Blog Post From 2011, Slightly Edited)

https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2021/02/26/chocolate-2/ Some of my best memories of summer camp, in 1967, are of unscheduled events. This, perhaps, is my best memory:There was a row of three senior girls' bunks. A girl from one of the bunks had a little electric teapot. Every afternoon, at rest period, we would relax on the lawn in front of … Continue reading Summer Camp and “All-Of-A-Kind Family” (Old Blog Post From 2011, Slightly Edited)

Unheard Jingle (From One Of My Old Blogs)

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/12/23/jingle/ In “Millie Cooper, 3B,” by Charlotte Herman, set in the 1940s, Millie wants one of the new Reynolds Rocket Ballpoint Pens.I think we all know what it is to want something.I’ve been searching online for the Reynolds Rocket jingle mentioned in the book.“Millie longed for the day when she could sing that song with … Continue reading Unheard Jingle (From One Of My Old Blogs)

Adaptations

https://fivedotoh.com/2020/12/21/fowc-with-fandango-inept/ https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/12/21/rdp-monday-billow/ https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/12/21/your-daily-word-prompt-admire-ydwordprompt-December-21-2020/ I admire the work Charles and Mary Lamb did on "Tales From Shakespeare".  These faithful prose adaptations led me to read at least some of the original plays before I was eleven.   Yes, I admit Ineeded a dictionary, but it was well worth it. On the other hand, I much prefer Emily … Continue reading Adaptations