Category Archives: Phonics


Let there be no doubt that our mother could spank a child with such strength and sting it’d be a while before you felt OK about sitting again. But usually, when my sisters and I were overly rowdy/sullen/disagreeable she made … Continue reading

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The local dialect

Having been out of Doniphan for almost 10 years now, I like to think I’ve shed most of the elongated vowels and dropped Gs characteristic of my native accent. I’m not saying they don’t come out when I’m tired or … Continue reading

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