Archives for September 1, 2009

Remembering the Lion: Communications Lessons from a Kennedy

The Kennedy Brothers (L-R): John, Robert & Ted

For some people, Sen. Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy will always be remembered as a tarnished aristocratic drunk who drove off of the Chappaquidick Bridge. For others, he will be remembered as the baby brother of Jack and Bobby. While, he never followed their direct footsteps, he still did very great things — as great men do. This is how I will remember him. There is so much he can teach us, love him or hate him he did have a special spark to share with the world. [Read more…]

{Tickled Pink} I like nonsense….

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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.

Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.

Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”

– Theodor Geisel

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{Bookworm Review} The Locust and the Bird

Image by Sasha H. Muradali. All Rights Reserved 2009.

By: Jenn Ortiz, guest blogger

I’ve heard stories about my family. Stories that rival those in the books I read. I have rarely gotten these morsels from the source itself, and this is my fault. I know that secrets and incredible histories lie in my family tree, but I have not dared to climb into that tree and pick the fruit. My grandmother will be turning 100 in October. Her story, and that of my mother, are two that I wish to hear, completely and cohesively.

Hanan Al-Shaykh was tempted by her family tree, specifically by Kamila, her mother, and she dared to pick the fruit. How richly she was rewarded. [Read more…]