Month: September 2020

Love Those High-Kicking Teams!

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for September 24, 2020, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             For “Decades Dress-up Day” recently, my school-teacher daughter wore her East Bernard High School Flag Corps outfit from the early 1990’s – and carried a flag to school. Her students got quite a kick out …

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Still Searching For “The Perfect Pickle”

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for Thursday, September 17, 2020, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             No doubt all writers are at least a tad obsessed with certain topics they find themselves writing about again and again. That’s certainly been true of me in my thirty-some years writing a newspaper …

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Wendish Adverbs for “Year”

Wendish (unless otherwise specified, Wendish = Upper Sorbian) has three adverbs for “year”: loni (“last year”) lětsa (“this year”) klětu (“next year”) Two other words one might easily confuse are lěto (“year”) and lěćo (“summer”).     Also, don’t confuse the above words with lěs/lěsk (“forest”/”copse of trees”). The latter is a good example of the diminutive in Wendish. It means literally “little forest.”

Not Always A Chip Off The Old Block

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for September 10, 2020, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             After teaching school for thirty years, I noticed an interesting pattern among the students I taught, — the sons of medical doctors quite often also became medical doctors, often pursuing the same kind of specializing …

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