Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Phonics ain’t my thang

Diphthong - It’s NOT wearing your thong into a hot tub. It does sound a little like that though. 
What’s going on, you ask.

Recently I woke up with a rhyme in my head. The words flight and fright stayed tight in my brain. It started before the morning sunlight. It was my plight to get it right.

The rhyming words in this post all have the diphthong igh which uses the IPA symbol /ai/. I had a terrible time grasping phonics in grammar school. I still have problems pronouncing many words and my spelling sucks.

I churned up a few sentences with words rhyming with flight. Enjoy.

Does an earl or duke have oversight of the knight?

You need at least a slight bit of light to have some sight. Even in the dark you can discover insight which might be out-of-sight.

Their plight was living through a blight.

His insight was taking a trip to fight his fright of flight.

Tonight the delight of the night will be to sight a bright white light in flight.

In hindsight this post would be better with planning and foresight.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Not rolled over yet

Life is a rock

but the radio rolled me

rock on or on rock?

How often have you been between a rock and hard place? The less that happens the more I can sleep like a rock.
Paul Simon had a mama that loved him like rock.
"Oh, she loves me like a rock
She rock me like the rock of ages
And loves me ...."
Are people who have rocks for a brain told to rock on?
Long long ago my abs were solid as a rock. More like flabby jello now. The rock climbers build up great strength but they can still fall like rock.


Thursday, September 10, 2020


Once again remembering the enormous sadness that filled that September day and lingered like a dirty film on the days that followed.
What decides what we remember? I don't mean personal memories. Rather those events that are remembered by a larger community. Experiences are based on your own perspective. But many memories are shared with a larger group. Is it the size of the group who experienced the event or its affect?
Just guessing.
I suspect memories of tragedies like 9/11 probably last generations longer since they are focused on short term events pinned to a day or two. The Pearl Harbor attack, and the JFK assassination are also pinned to a date. The aftermath of the event of course can last a long time.

While I had known of the Flu pandemic of 1918 before Covid-19 hit our world, I know it was not as widely remembered as other events. I wonder if our current Covid-19 pandemic will be forgotten quicker than say 9/11.
Here's a link to a 9/11 remembrance I posted here - sept. 11 remembrance

The future will have tragedies. I wish we could make the man-made ones go away.

You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
and the world will live as one

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