CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

January 29, 2009

CHILD ABUSE CREATES VICTIMIZATION

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

CHILD ABUSE CREATES VICTIMIZATION

This post is part of a continuing series about child abuse and parenting. At the end of this article are links to the other posts in this series and on this subject. If the links do not work, go to www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com , click on the folder CHILD ABUSE, and scroll down the posts to find answers to your questions.

     Abuse, the wrongfully use of a person, can affect the core of their being to the extent that it influences every aspect of their life, from the moment of the first act of mistreatment. Abuse of this depth is considered “trauma.”
     What is considered “trauma” can vary with each individual. Much depends on the individual’s past experience, personality make-up, perception and responses of others to the trauma.
     A VICTIM is a person who experiences a trauma. Many victims of trauma heal and continue on with life, with minimal long-term effects.
     The danger occurs when (more…)

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January 27, 2009

WHAT RIGHTS DO CATS HAVE, I ASK

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

WHAT RIGHTS DO CATS HAVE, I ASK

 

     The black flash scooted by so fast that I thought it was a mirage. Several days later, it happened again. By the time it happened a third time I realized it was a cat trying to escape my vision as it ran through the laundry room and out the cat door.
     Our visitor continued entering our home over a period of time, and gradually it stayed put long enough for me to identify it as a large, female, black, cat with bronze and orange striping. It was only over a gradual period of time that the stranger allowed us to (more…)

January 22, 2009

HOW TO HARVEST AND STORE ICE (ICE FARMING)

To read this post, click on  HOW TO HARVEST & STORE ICE (Ice Harvesting) . For some reason, this particular post site refuses to be corrected, and is very difficult to read the way it is setting itself up. I’m sorry for the inconvenience! I hope you enjoy this article.  Carolyn

January 21, 2009

PORTAPOTTY PROBLEMS DURING THE 2009 INAUGURATION

Click on PONDERING THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION PORTAPOTTY PROBLEM or visit www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com  to read about the porta-potty problem in Washington, D. C. on January 20, 2009.

Now that the Inauguration is over, would anyone who was there care to comment (in the comment box below) on the ease or difficulty of this problem during the event?

ADDITIONAL READING:
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I HAVE A PERMIT TO CARRY…

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS & WRITER’S EVENTS: January 9, 2009

WORDS OF THE YEAR 2008 Part I: VOCABULARY TEST

WORDS OF THE YEAR 2008 Part II: VOCABULARY DEFINITIONS

INTEGRITY: A JOURNALISTIC CODE OF ETHICS REVIEW

JANUARY DAYS OF CELEBRATION: Part 1

THE WRITING LIFE: There’s a World Out There?

January 19, 2009

PONDERING THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION PORTAPOTTY PROBLEM

PONDERING

THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

PORTAPOTTY PROBLEM

Will Washington, D. C.’s 5000 Portapotties Be Enough?

      Will there be a major problem in Washington, D. C. on January 20, 2009, when an estimated 1.5 to three million persons are expected to descend on the city for Barack Obama’s inauguration?
     As the crowd is being referred to as a “logistical nightmare,” residents are feeling a sense of apprehension about one issue—will there be (more…)

January 17, 2009

ICE HARVESTING: BIG BUSINESS IN EARLY AMERICA

Filed under: FEATURE STORIES — carolyncholland @ 4:02 am

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

ICE HARVESTING: BIG BUSINESS IN EARLY AMERICA

    

     “The ice man’s here!”
     I’m old enough to recall the days when ice, probably manufactured, was delivered to the coastal New England home of my grandparents, Albert and Mabel Briskay, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This early 1950s memory is revived each year when Ligonier (PA) has its winter Ice Fest celebrations, where individuals with chain saws sculpt 300-pound ice blocks, made from pure water, into historical depictions, hearts, ducks or whatever their creative aspirations lead them to design.
     The ice for these sculptures is manufactured.
     Household and commercial ice was not always manufactured ice—that is, ice frozen from community water supplies. It was once harvested from frozen lakes, ponds and rivers.
     Ice and frozen snow, considered luxuries as far back as history is recorded, were items that few beyond the

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January 14, 2009

WORD OF THE YEAR 2008 VOCABULARY TEST

Filed under: WRITING TOPICS — carolyncholland @ 4:51 am

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

WORD OF THE YEAR 2008 VOCABULARY TEST

     Tonight I invite you to take a vocabulary test, defining the “Word of the Year” for 2008. Click on WORDS OF THE YEAR 2008 Part I: VOCABULARY TEST, or visit www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com to access the test. You can add your definitions in the comment box at that site. Take the test before peeking at the answers at WORDS OF THE YEAR 2008 Part II: VOCABULARY DEFINITIONS

ADDITIONAL READING (posts on writing):

DEVELOPING CHARACTERS IN NOVEL WRITING

JOURNALIST ETHICS CONCERNING THE RECEIPT OF GIFTS 

WHO CARES? 

THE TIME IS NOW… 

WHAT IS THE KEY INDICATOR TO YOUR WRITING SUCCESS?

HOW TO MARKET YOUR BOOK ONLINE 

BAD WRITING CONTESTS

THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW: Things Writers Should Know

HOW THE BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE WAS CREATED

ARE WEBSITES (BLOGSITES) BENEFICIAL TO WRITERS? 

DOES EXAGGERATING THE TRUTH CREATE GOOD STORIES? 

SELF-PUBLISHING AS I WANDER THROUGH IT

MORALITY IN WRITING

JOURNALISM QUESTION 

DAVID PAGE: Notes from St. David’s Writer’s Conference

THE WRITING LIFE: There’s a World Out There?

THE WRITING LIFE CONTINUES

ALL SUMMER IN A DAY: The Use of Descriptive Language

REFLECTING ON MY WRITING LIFE IN 2008

COPYRIGHTS GET NO RESPECT!

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January 13, 2009

THE SPECTACULAR PENOBSCOT RIVER A Natural Wonder in Maine: Part 2

Filed under: 1790'S BACKGROUND — carolyncholland @ 2:42 am

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

THE SPECTACULAR PENOBSCOT RIVER

A Natural Wonder in Maine: Part 2

To read the previous segment of this post click on: THE SPECTACULAR PENOBSCOT RIVER A Natural Wonder in Maine: Part 1

I recently presented a program to fifth grade students in my granddaughter’s reading class, which had been reading The Sign of the Beaver. I picked the book up when she was visiting, and discovered its setting was on the west side of the Penobscot River. My research has been mostly on the east side of the river, but I had viewed the river from the Penobscot Narrows Observatory in September, and, using the pictures and the results of much of my research, I believed I had something valuable to share with the class. To read my experience in the observatory, click on: THE PENOBSCOT NARROWS BRIDGE AND OBSERVATORY

     The Penobscot river and bay area is rich in Native American history. In former times the region was part of the traditional homeland of the Wabanaki Confederacy, one tribe of which was the Penobscot tribe. The Confederacy at one time, thousands of years before the arrival of the white man, controlled much of New England. Ancient remains of their campsites have been (more…)

January 10, 2009

THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING SOCKS

Filed under: HUMOR — carolyncholland @ 4:23 am

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING SOCKS

(Not a question about the Clinton’s cat)

 

     Perhaps ex-president Bill and Hilliary Clinton named their cat Socks in deference to one of society’s greatest philosophical, theological, sociological, and psychological questions.
     So national, if not global, an issue is this question that I found myself conducting an informal cross-cultural survey of personal and chat room contacts in order to enlighten others about the issue: What happens to all the missing socks?
     Even media recognizes the problem. When I turned the television to (more…)

January 7, 2009

JANUARY DAYS OF CELEBRATION: Part 2

Filed under: HUMOR — carolyncholland @ 2:00 am

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

JANUARY DAYS OF CELEBRATION: Part 2

 
To read Part I click on JANUARY DAYS OF CELEBRATION: Part 1
Recall that previously I mentioned my eccentricity. Well, I’ve been a hat-wearer for years. My husband tells me he likes this, because he can always find me when I wander away from him in the store. Sometimes friends ask me if the beret I’m wearing is because I’ve been writing about a French woman. All this is leading up to the fact that January 15 is (more…)

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