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“Beware the Ides of March”

Posted on March 11, 2015

Essay By Jacqueline Bennett   I awoke on this breathtakingly beautiful March morning, with my birthday but three weeks away, contemplating what it means to be a writer/journalist and the great joy I take in writing. As any contemplation of writing always does for me, it led me to “The Bard of Avon.” So gentle reader, please indulge me my admiration of William Shakespeare and this essay.   I would dare say Shakespeare is my favorite author/playwright. Each year as his April birthday nears, I cannot help but ponder the thrust, impact and longevity of Shakepeare’s body of work. It is truly amazing as evidenced by the phrases from his writings that remain part of modern language with relevant meanings.   With the approach of March 15, the first…

Service Members Take Part in Read Across America Day – March 2, 2015

Posted on March 1, 2015

Commentary by: Jacqueline Bennett #read across america   Members of the United States Armed Forces have taken part in a must see video for Read Across America Day which is Monday, March 2, 2015. Created by Travis Sauls, I discovered the video available in the public domain posted on the National Education Association website this morning. I tweeted it out and then inserted that into this post.   Sponsored by the NEA annually, the theme of Read Across America Day this year is “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” based upon a book of the same name written by renown American children’s books author Dr. Seuss. DVIDS – Video – Read Across America 2015: Service Members Read "Oh, the Places You'll Go": via @dvidshub — newsandviewsjb (@newsandviewsjb) March…