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"It always comes down to the same necessity; go deep enough and three is a bedrock of truth, however hard." - May Sarton

Today while I was reading up on the saints at Lent Madness I came across this word:

noun \-gē-ˈä-grə-fē, -jē-\

Definition of hagiography:

1: biography of saints or venerated persons
2: idealizing or idolizing biography

Examples of hagiography:

A hagiography about a famous politician. The book gives a good idea of his virtues without resorting to hagiography.

This information came from on-line Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

First Known Use of hagiography: 1821

I have gone back to reading my favorite columnist, Jon Carroll, at the San Francisco Gate which is the on-line version of the Chronicle. I don't remember how I came across him but I read one of his columns and I was hooked. He writes about stuff in the world, around San Francisco and about his granddaughter and his cat. When he wrote about his cat, he had me.

Through him, I was introduced to Gail Collins of the New York Times. The article that grabbed my attention was enlightening and comical and you can find it here.

I like to read these two columnists because of their writing style and content. Carroll, I find, is more entertaining to me; whereas, Collins is more informative. With reading these two writers and all the books I read, I feel I have covered variable writing styles.

This is important to me because I wish to be a good writer for myself and to my readers.

Well I did say I was going to begin reading the books I have at home. Only I went to the library with Michael. I'm hanging my head low now, because I came home with two books. One I actually started today!

mz. em

Currently reading:
-- "Spider Bones" - Kathy Reichs
-- Sue Grafton ABC Gift Collection: "A is for Alibi, B is for Burglar, C is for Corpse"
-- "Living, Loving & Learning" - Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D.
-- "The Daily Book of Art/356 readings that teach, inspire & entertain" - day 142

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