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Response to Engineerman

Engineerman’s comment reminds me of Jane Austen, one of my favorite authors. She uses the phrase “liberality of ideas” in a discussion between Ann Elliot and her cousin in the great novel Persuasion. Austen had a way with words that was far beyond the scope of most readers of her day. Today we still enjoy her stories and many of them have been converted to the screen and have been for many years.

It is amazing to me that someone that wrote words in the late 1700’s can still make such an impact on us here in the 21st century. Now that is true talent with words.

I once had a boss tell me that I had a “command of the English language.” To this day, I consider that to be one of the greatest complements I ever received. Use your words cautiously and make sure when you use words that you know exactly what they mean so that you convey the message that you want. More later……………..

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What’s it all about?

This blog is about my passion – words.  Whether written, spoken, represented by images or your dreams and thoughts – we all use words.  So that’s what I am going to talk about.  I invite you to join in or comment on what I write.

I have often wondered what my first word was.  In the case of my own children, it was probably “no” or “mine”!!  And that’s  how it all begins.  We all evolve from the first moment when we understand that what comes out of our mouth gets a reaction. As we mature, we sometimes learn that what we don’t say is as important as what we do say.  Then one day, we grow up and learn that it is just as important to listen as as it is to talk.

What do you think???

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