Our granddaughter, a rising sophomore in a Fairfax County high school, is unable to read the recipe book of her great-grandmother. No, she is not a student with special needs; she is, in fact, a good student who is taking some advanced courses. She can't, however, read or write cursive.
Americans once had an appetite for sentimental, some would say "sticky-sweet" stories, ones filled with human interest, which "tugged at the heartstrings." Hollywood and the media were filled with them. Remember "Lassie," "Ozzie and Harriet" and the "Reader's Digest," and how easily little Margaret O'Brien could turn on the waterworks?
Genesis means beginning and Hyundai's 2015 sedan by that name creates a new plateau of safety and comfort features for an affordable, mid-size sedan that keeps its price competitive fwhile seeking to exceed buyer expectations.
Don't you just love commas? The little periods with tiny tails give great meter and rhythm to writing. They can do the same for speaking -- acting as a breath, the pause or that pivot from one audience member to another.
This past weekend Mary Ann and I were in my hometown to visit my elderly mother, and I was to give a short speech for my high school wrestling coach who, unknown to him, was receiving North Carolina's highest civilian award: The Order of the Long-Leaf Pine.
Fiat returned to the United States market in 2011 and has seen only minor changes since then. The spiffy base Fiat 500 hatchback remains mostly the same for 2014 (the passenger seat gets extra headroom.)
As the ancients well knew, comedy has the power to transform what is grave and unfortunate into something light, even ridiculous. Humor! What a device it is in the tool box of a clever diplomat. The best example I ever saw took place in Cold War Prague, back in '75 or '76.
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The all-new 2014 Range Rover Sport has a satisfying exhaust growl from the starting line that adds on-road sport panache to a vehicle that has the off-road DNA every Range Rover possesses.
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