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suellen-ocean's picture
Jan.30.2013
You hear it all the time and you know what it means... at least you think you do. But are you confident enough to use the word yourself? When I hear a word like Draconian, I know what it means but only because I've heard the word in context. So I look words like this up in the dictionary because I...
suellen-ocean's picture
Jan.14.2013
Kenath means "possession". Also, "Kanatha of the Greeks". Mentioned in the Old Testament in the Book of Numbers, it was a town in an area of rich grazing lands, east of the Jordan River. The town of Kenath was taken by a Manasseh man named "Nobah". Nobah changed the name of Kenath to... drum roll...
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Feb.22.2010
The Independent has a regular feature in which it asks authors to write about a book which changed their lives somehow. Last week the London newspaper asked me to write the piece. Here it is: In early 1999, King Hussein fell sick on his return from treatment for cancer in the US. I was the Middle...