How are all you wonderful fellow-humans coping out there in this seemingly endless lockdown pandemic (I don’t know which pandemic is worse, lockdown or covid)?
Dolly Parton is attributed to saying: “I can’t change the wind, but I can adjust my sails.”
I have a saying: “There are probably, at this time, some things I might be able to change with regards to Covid and it’s partner, lockdown. But there is a huge amount that I will never be able to change, no matter how I try. For the sake of my sanity, my choice of which I can and cannot change requires wise reasoning.”
I am happily sane because I made a few wise decisions.
If you have just joined us, then you need to read previous editions in the series, you will find these here:
With each publication in this series, I was giving you assignments to do and asked you to return these to me for editing. This way you sent in your effort, which I called a ‘submission’ and I send back a ‘correction’ to you. In doing this, you ended up with a comparison.
I am now going to change the system. In future you will not send in submissions, but I will publish my version of the assignment a week later and that way you can compare what you have done with what I have written.
If you have just joined us, you are free to submit the earlier assignments to us for correction, to help get you started.
The president stood, flanked by high ranking military officers on the raised deck. A little to one side stood a young Marine, who held the Medal of Honor with the two loose ends of a blue ribband. It was a warm day in Washington DC, there might have been, at the very least, two hundred people crowded into the airy flag bedecked room.
An orderly walked on to the deck and signaled the occupants of the room to silence.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States of America!” He stated.
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A Novel by Khaled Hosseini – Book review by sirpeterjamesdotcom.
Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan-born American novelist and physician. After graduating from college, he worked as a doctor in California.
The Kite Runner became a bestseller after being printed in paperback and was popularized in book clubs. It was a number one New York Times bestseller for two years, with over seven million copies sold in the United States.