Wednesdays with Jillene: homophones, for the times you say one thing when really you should mean the other

Homophones are fun... and obnoxious. Great amusement can result from their intentional use and (often) unintended misuse. When it comes to learning spelling, homophones can be a source of intense frustration. For the purposes of understanding in the flow of conversation, homonyms are even worse. ho·mo·phone ˈhäməˌfōn,ˈhōməˌfōn/ noun each of two or more words having … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: homophones, for the times you say one thing when really you should mean the other

Wednesdays with Jillene: the weight of “un-forgiveness”

See that orange backpack? Just your common drawstring backpack in so many ways, and yet... not quite. During the day we've been filling that  backpack with rocks. Sometimes we add one at a time, others a whole handful. Why? Because, for today, those rocks represent our hurt, anger, frustration, sadness, and disappointment. And today we've … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: the weight of “un-forgiveness”