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Succinctly Yours Week 216

Posted on May 10, 2015 2:03 pm under Succinctly Yours
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How low can you go?

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Photo for week beginning Sunday,May 10th

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Word of the Week:graduate

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Savage Beasts

Posted on May 10, 2015 11:33 am under General
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For years, I have heard the expression

Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast.

Imagine my surprise, when I learned the other day that this is a misquote. The line comes from The MourningBride, a play written in 1697 by William Congreve, and the correct version is

Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast.

Despite word variations, the meaning stays intact. Music calms. Well, most of the time.

For weeks, a friend’s daughter has been seeking Facebook opinions on the best options for her youngsters music education. She eventually purchased amati instruments,hired instructors and sat back and waited for the magic. Alas, the poor girl is still waiting. Quality instruments can still sound pretty ear-grating in the hands of a newbie. Give it a few years,girl. And buy some earplugs! 😀

Succinctly Yours Week 215

Posted on May 2, 2015 10:00 pm under Succinctly Yours
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Photo for week beginning Sunday, May 3rd

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Word of the Week:accentuate

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Planting Season

Posted on May 2, 2015 9:52 am under Microfiction
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The greenhouse manager arrived at work one glorious spring morning to find hundreds of seedlings splattered on the doorstep. Potting the unidentifiable sprouts, he offered them for free to shoppers who purchased other items. Before the week was over, the plants had disappeared and sales had boomed. Read more »