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The Lost Art of Civility: The Civility Project

FINALLY!  Somebody gets it!  In this fascinating article by the Jerry Falwell Ministries, Jonathan Falwell points out a growing concern I have had about our society for many years. "In 2007 on the Fox News Channel, Bill O’Reilly and Geraldo Rivera went head-to-head in a debate over the deaths of two Virginia Beach girls, the result of them being hit by a drunk driver who was an illegal alien. The confrontation between the two men is now legendary as they heatedly shouted down each other with fingers aimed in faces. This example, I believe, is indicative of a growing problem in our nation. We have grown so divided and so suspicious of those who are on “the other side,” that we have...

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Does your qualifications expire?

I find spam fascinatingly funny.  Fortunately for me, my inbox is stocked daily with fascinating bits of miscommunication to keep me occupied.  Take this one for example: "Does your qualifications expire?" (Is that proper Inglish?) Academic Qualifications available from prestigious NON-ACCREDITED universities.  (It's so prestigious, it's not accredited?) Get the prestige that you deserve today! Move ahead in your career today! Bachelors, Masters and PhD's available in your field and have those prestigious letters after your name!  (MMM, PhNaD: Master of Misleading Marketing and Prestigious Holder of Non Accredited Documents) No examinations! No classes! No textbooks!  (No prestige!) Call to register and receive your qualifications within days! 24 hours a day 7 days a week!  (to call  or to receive...

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I don't know how, but I dun did it!

After three days of fiddling and faddling, I successfully changed the theme of this blog and got all the widgets and gadgets and thingamagigies and whatchamacallits all in the right place!  Are you aware of the magnitude of what you just read?  LOL For three days I pestered my web designer and several of my friends from my Monday Master Mind group.  This little techie trouble maker was finally able to converse with her blog in his own language and get him to do what she wanted.  REALLY!  Go figure!  :D What do you all think of the new blog?  How'd I do? From JoJo’s Purple Crayon Learning Speech Communication Skills can ALSO be fun with Art of Eloquence!

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Your friendly neighborhood non techie...

is working on her blog.  Alert the media and keep your arms and legs inside the blog at all times! I was able to put Word Press on my site and my web designer linked it from Art of Eloquence.com's left navigation bar.  Now all I have to do is make this page look a bit more like the rest of the site. The bad news: unfortunately, in my mind, HTML means Hopeless Technological Misfit Looney.  The good news?  I can download a template!  The really bad news?  The directions to do so are written in TECHIE  TALK!  The really good news?  I can ask my web designer!  The MOST HORRIFIC NEWS: she tells me to download the thingamagigiie to...

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Reorganizing my life at the request of my husband...

This week has been an exciting week and a week of changes here at Art of Eloquence.  You may notice that today's newsletter had a face lift of sorts!  We pray this will make it easier for you to find the information you wish to read more about. The Say What You Mean Convention was a huge hit.  The feedback is that everyone had such fun!  We had 9 contests, 18 live events, 29 hours of instruction, 40+ audios still available, gave away over 400 ePackets of extra gifts to our registrants, and had over 1500 participants!  There are a few links to the right where you will find all of the audios and convention info. If you have any...

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