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Copenhagenize

Copenhagenize! – What I’m Reading X

August 7, 2020 6:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

All of my adventures these days come through reading (and taking neighborhood walks). I just finished Clay Grubb’s Creating the Urban Dream. In it I came across the term: Copenhagenize. Instant enchantment! Title Image of bicycles in Copenhagen: heatheronhertravels, Wunderstock Copenhagen is the world’s #1 bicycle city. Part of Grubb’s... read more

Iele

Iele: Mysterious Romanian Fairies

July 31, 2020 6:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Rose Vane is once again our guest blogger. In this period of global pandemic, adventuresome travel is less available for many of us. So I’m reaching out to fellow writers and friends who live in wonderfully interesting places. Today we’re going to armchair travel to Romania and learn about iele.... read more

Wade H Williams

Wade H Williams – Five Questions

July 24, 2020 6:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Wade H Williams, Artist at Large, is my guest blogger today. I first became aware of his work when local Durham NC artists decorated downtown with masses of colorful murals and paintings. I approached Mr. Williams to participate in my Five Questions Series, and I was delighted when he said... read more

African American Vernacular English

African American Vernacular English

June 16, 2020 6:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

African American Vernacular English (AAVE) has a number of names, including Black Vernacular English. For many decades now linguists have studied AAVE. They understand it not as a defective form of Standard English. Rather it is a variety of English in its own right. It has its own lexicon, grammar... read more