CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

August 20, 2009

Vicious dog or man’s best friend?

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

VICIOUS DOG OR MAN’S BEST FRIEND?

      Often dog owners often have a less-than-realistic opinion of their pet’s personalities. An owner’s loyalty to their dog precludes any insight into its degree of viciousness.

     Bob Petrillo, a Jeanette (PA) dog owner, believes authorities “overreacted” when they shot and killed his pet. Rocky was a one hundred fifty pound Rottweiler. Police justified the shooting because, they claim, Rocky (more…)

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October 29, 2008

REACHING FULL POTENTIAL: Crime or Church?

 

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

REACHING FULL POTENTIAL: Crime or Church? 

     The headline read: Clinton alludes to human rights in arrival speech.
     Former President, Bill Clinton, visiting China, was giving a “gentle reminder of U. S. disapproval of China’s human rights abuses.”
     “…the commitment to providing all human beings the opportunity to develop their full potential is vital to the strength and success of the new China,” he stated, according to the USA Today’s report.
     Isn’t that commitment a key to the vitality of all governments, countries, all organizations—and all churches?
     I have to ask two questions. What is “full potential?” It can be developed but used

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August 2, 2008

BRAMBLES (Brief RAMBLES) 1-8 August 1, 2008

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS
BRAMBLES (Brief RAMBLES) 1-8  August 1, 2008

BUGS AND OTHER PESTS
BUG-A-PALOOZA!
DO YOU DREAM ABOUT BUGS?…what it means

BUGS AND OTHER PESTS

     I’ve been watching with interest as a piece posted on the Beanery Online Literary Magazine (BOLM)  grabbed hold and swooped to the most popular post in three weeks, overtaking other posts having a history up to seven months. At the same time, another post on this site, my site, paralleled that rise, although with less speed. It rose to be the second most popular post over a slightly longer period.
     It seemed strange to me, making me wonder WHY?
     I noted that both posts (more…)

June 17, 2008

PARIS CAFE’s

According to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper article, “If coffee is the fuel of France, then the cafe may be the soul of France — a place to (more…)

May 8, 2008

THE AMAZING BEAVER

After the American Revolution (and probably before the war, too) the new world, from Virginia to Maine, was replete with wild animals. Tales of one, the beaver, are recorded in journals of French men exploring the country either after the American Revolution or while waiting out the French Revolution, between the 1780s and the 1790s. Surprisingly, this creature is credited with playing a role in American history.

The journal of Clermont-Crevecoeur, a French military officer assisting with the American Revolution, relates, about beavers in Virginia, that they were among the animals he located “but since they live in colonies and are very shy when hunted or when the virgin land where they live is cleared, they are rarely seen except in wild and uninhabited country.”

Park Holland, a surveyor of Maine lands, concurs. While he was explored Maine near an outlet of a large lake (possibly the Aroostook River headwaters), he wrote “We crossed a large beaver stream, and halted to examine the works of theses curious little animals. They had a large quantity of timber cut for completing a dam upon which they were evidently at work before (more…)

April 30, 2008

FERAL BIRDS: THE LATEST COMMUNITY HAZARD

Just after a private Gulfstream jet took off from the Santa Barbara, California, airport, a bird collided with its windshield, forcing the metal bird to return to the airport. It’s a pretty common event, according to the Santa Barbara fire department spokesman, John  Ahlman, said.

The passengers, Oprah Winfrey, and her boyfriend, (more…)

April 23, 2008

CHILDISH IMMATURITY

The piece below was composed for a writing competition. The topic was “childhood experience.”
 
“Hemoglobin!”
 
It hit me like a giant wave crashing against the shore. The research I’d worked on all summer involved the common blood component, hemoglobin, not a mysterious substance called (more…)

April 18, 2008

BRAMBLES (BRIEF RAMBLES) 2008-1: April 17—On Sprint’s Poverty, Quality Water and Relationships

BRAMBLES (BRIEF RAMBLES) is a new column on my site, www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com. It will relate, comment on and explore eclectic topics pertinent to my (and others’) life in several short segments. This first BRAMBLE explores Sprint’s poverty, Quality Water and Relationships.

SUPPORT SPRINT IN ITS POVERTY!?!
Sprint will go broke if my neighbor doesn’t pay her last bill after closing her account with them. It was for (more…)

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