Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tough Love Ringtones

It could happen anywhere, but it happened here in Nassau, The Bahamas.

The Tribune, a local newspaper recently reported that the June prom and graduation ceremony of St. John's College* was nixed by the Anglican Central Education Authority (ACEA). This drastic ruling was mandated due to the alleged "impudent acts" performed by a select group of students. It was further stated that another incident occurred where the students configured their cell phones to set off ringtones during a service.

The arduous and reverberating decision made by the ACEA, which affected the innocent as well, has resulted in a pending law case brought on by the disgruntled parents to recoup graduation funds previously paid. Aside from pending legalities, some students conducted their own graduation ceremony, but are still minus the memories of prom.

I can imagine the disappointment of all, and the outrage of some. I can even imagine some saying, "How dare they!"

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Reading Statistics

I can read Tolstoy's War and Peace in 31 hours and 59 minutes. I know. I'm a slow reader. I don't want to miss a word.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Keyboard Issues

My son called the other day and asked, "What's up?"
I fired back with 
'I'm trying to figure out the keyboard on this computer.'
He goes, "What? Whadda mean?" 
I chuckled slightly. 
It sounded a bit odd as I've been using keyboards since before time.
In fact, I have two computers, 
hence - two keyboards. 
And, they both suffer from exactly the same ailment:

Overworked by a Writer!

Missing a Few Letters

(click on the pic and you'll see:)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Right Shoes

“.. its not so much about the shoes, but the person wearing them” 
― Adriana TrigianiViola in Reel Life

When my daughter puts on her grownup shoes like the stunning ones above, I look up to her. Actually, I look up to my daughter in many ways. She could be barefoot, or eye-to-eye and I would still be looking up to her. Nevertheless, movie star legend Marilyn Monroe was correct in saying:

Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Paroxysm of An Underlining Habit

I have a habit. It's one of many. I call this one My Underlining Habit.

I'll be reading a book and come across a word that's unfamiliar. Oftentimes, the word isn't completely foreign to me, but perhaps one I seldom use. If I want to befriend the word for the purpose of easing it into my vocabulary, My Underlining Habit kicks in.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Readers Block

Except for the Piping Plovers with their clear whistle peeps and the small waves that battle the shore, the beach is tranquil.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Oh So Like King

I was over at The Bahamas Humane Society (Thrift Shop) donating stuff, and of course came home with purchased stuff. Go figure. Among the few items selected was Stephen Kings, Just After Sunset, a compilation of short stories - 13 to be exact. (Isn't it oh so like King to set the stories to that superstitious number!)