July 20th, 2019

George Shuman

‘Taking’ Pictures

‘Taking’ Pictures   By G. E. Shuman       Vacation season is about over. For most families the camper is put away, the pool is due for its fall cleaning (as soon as the leaves finish filling it up), the motorcycles and barbecue grills are still in use, but much less than weeks ago, and the kids are back in school. Yes, vacation...

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By Any Other Name

By G. E. Shuman   I think a lot of sounds of words; Of why I like some I have heard. And wonder from where those sounds came, When calling something by a name.   William Shakespeare, Bard of old Is often quoted, it is told, That a red rose would smell the same If called by any other name.   But I do doubt it, as I write That dawn wou...

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A Change is in the Air

A Change is in The Air   By G. E. Shuman     Have you noticed it yet? If not, you need to get outside and do so. I’m talking about the very recent change in the air here in the North. Have you felt it? The first thing this morning, as I was carrying my wife’s long little dog out to the end of our long front porch, for her morning ‘co...

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The Cemetery Club

By G.E. Shuman Once again, it was my extreme pleasure, last Saturday evening, to attend, with my wife, the current production by Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier. It was a beautiful summer evening, and a perfect one in which to stroll down Main Street, up the steps of City Hall, and to find our way to our seats at “One of the best regional theater...

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Wrist-Watches and Cracker Jack

by G. E. Shuman A few weeks ago I was standing in our kitchen, and happened to notice something about my sixteen-year-old daughter, when I saw her sitting on the couch in the next room. “You don’t wear a wrist-watch, huh Em?” I remarked. “I don’t wear a what?” Emily asked back. “A wrist-watch.” I repeated. “Dad, they don’t call them wrist-watches a...

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About Taking and Bringing

by G. E. Shuman There is a lesson in the curriculum I use with my eighth grade English class, which is entitled “Using Troublesome Verbs Correctly.” A subheading to this short lesson states: “Take or Bring?” Take indicates movement away from you. Bring indicates movement toward you.” Examples might be that we “take out the trash, but bring in the g...

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