Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Posted by Esther Hershenhorn
It turns out, the sky’s the limit when it comes to the learning available for email delivery on a daily basis, once a day.
For instance, each day my Email Box delivers:
• a new word – (today’s word for Sept. 27 – when I’m writing this post, is fatwa) - courtesy of A.Word.A.Day.(http://www.wordsmith.org/);
• a new writing excerpt – (“The Return of Odysseus” by George Bilger) - courtesy of NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac;
• even a song – (“Older” by Band of Horses) – courtesy of NPR Song of the Day.
I’m also learning to speak Brazilian Portuguese one day at a time –“ Que luvas lindas voce tem?/What beautiful gloves you have!” – courtesy of Brazilian Portuguese Word of the Day.
a Birthday or Anniversary,
an inspiring thought,
I’m not certain why I so delight in these once-a-day nuggets.
And in a funny kind of way, especially in the Fall, it takes me back to my teaching days and ways.
Chase’s Calendar of Events is chockfull of delicious and fun information meant to be shared on a daily basis.
Sometimes, the names and/or occasions can serve as a writer's prompt.
Last Friday’s National Punctuation Day came to be when Jeff Rubin, a newsletter publisher and former reporter, fumed at the increasing number of punctuation errors in newspapers.
Children’s Book Author Ruth Spiro created Bubblegum Day, celebrated February 4 in 2011, in honor of her Dutton picture book Lester Fizz, Bubblegum Artist.
The Writer’s Almanac brings to mind the signature quotes I’d shared in my Sept. 15 TeachingAuthor post.