November 15, 2012

WP Daily Prompt 11/15/2012: Write an Op-Ed About a News Item


WP DAILY PROMPT 11/15/2012:


The WordPress Daily Prompt for November 15, 2012, is: Link to an item in the news you’ve been thinking about lately and write the op-ed you’d like to see published on the topic.

A regular part of this magazine blog, CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS, is responding to items in the news. So instead of writing a new item today I will list those I’ve written during the past six weeks (October and November):

Screaming Babies End Up Dead. Why?

The 2012-2013 Weather Prediction from the Woolly Worm & Accuweather

In the News: A Calf, A Pig, and An Osprey

Navy White Coming to Town

The Quantico Marine Corps Concert Band: Ligonier (PA) Days 2012

Are You Prepared for Frankenstorm’s Onslaught?

Stock & Money Market Speculation Today and in the 1790s

Pittsburgh Photos the Day After Martin Luther King’s Assassination


(Now to get back to my cleaning and novel writing—I’m a participant in the National Novel Writing Month.)

What If…I’d Not Changed My College Major?


WHAT IF…I’D NOT CHANGED MY COLLEGE MAJOR? provides a daily writing prompt to encourage post writing. On November 14, 2012 the prompt was as follows:

Revisionist History: Go back in time to an event you think could have played out differently for you. Let alternate history have its moment: tell us what could, would or should have happened?

Easy. I could choose several life events. Here’s one:

“We have a plum assignment for your internship,” my occupational therapy professor said when I told her I was changing my college major. “You shouldn’t change your major due to marriage.”

She must have believed I was a worthy student, believed in me, because she took my interests at heart. For example, a final exam in an activities class ended with an activity: students were to make (more…)

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