"The King's Speech" Oscar Nomination Movie Review

I am a self-avowed "Britophile". What's a Britophile? It's a term meaning "dog-like follower of things British". "The King's Speech" is nicely situated to win Best  Picture at the 83rd Oscars for 2011. Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi are people in this Brit cross-over film. Read on...

How to Write a Persuasive Speech

 "Stylus Fortio Gladio" or in English, "the pen is mightier than the sword". When I read that Westboro Baptist Church was planning to picket the funerals of the Arizona shooting victims and that a phalanx of angels was gathering to protect the privacy of the mourners, I decided to write an article for Yahoo! about it. I offer it as a model for a persuasive speech. Here is a snippet, followed by a link you can click to read the entire speech.

"Westboro Baptist Church routinely protests funerals and targets homosexuals for hate rants and verbal abuse. WBC is so busy seeking out people and places to harass that it has a picket schedule on its website.  Click to read complete story.

Editorial, Commentary, Persuasive Speech Writing Sample

This begins an article I wrote for Yahoo! News. I have written in in the form of an editorial, commentary or persuasive speech. It might also be used as an essay example. It begins: "Ask anyone age 40 if they remember seeing so many obese children and overweight teenagers. The answer will be a resounding no. Juvenile obesity is the fastest growing health issue in America, as well it should be. America is killing children, one mouthful at a time. In the U.S., we are literally poisoning children, with every bite we feed them." To read more, click here...

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Freelance writer, Top 100 Yahoo! Voices, Yahoo! News, Shine, Michigan, Detroit), blogger, teacher, mom of 4, happily married 25 years. Graduated GVSU 1986, psychology/general education and special education. continuing ed up to present. Certified MI teacher. Writing Michigan history mystery, children's Gothic fantasy. Areas of expertise: education, relationships, mental health, nutrition, history, world cultures. Passions: faith, Catholic church, sustainable living, interfaith initiatives, living simply that others might simply live. Working on MA in EI education. 

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