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        “Rhyme and Punishment” is newly discovered autobiography of Richard Armour, a world-renowned humorist and academician who wrote over sixty-five books and thousands of light verses. For the first time, readers can discover his adventures leading what he called his “double life,” in “cap and gown” and “cap and bells.” I’ve called the newly published memoir “hidden treasure.” Find out why as you learn and laugh while reading the words of one of America’s most unique literary figures. Just watch the... (Read More ...)

Robert Nathan was a master of satiric fantasy and the author of over forty books. He often wrote about people who were romantic, gentle, and whimsical. He said, “A writer can find reality in an open sewer or an April meadow. It’s all a matter of where you choose to look.”  When other writers insisted that only the scandals and violence reflected reality, he had a different point of view. His outlook tells us that we shouldn’t apologize for seeking inspiration and beauty in a world that often ridicules us for doing so. Publishers and movie producers alike tell us today... (Read More ...)

  Mark! My Words on Books “Axioms to Grind” is a newly discovered book of delightfully humorous aphorisms by America’s foremost writer of humor and light verse, Richard Armour.  Dr. Armour was  the prolific author of over sixty books, as well as a friend and mentor. Now a newly discovered book of Armour aphorisms provides pages filled with wit, humor, and common sense from a legendary writer. Learn and laugh as you encounter “Axioms to Grind” through my review and Mark! My Words.        (Read More ...)

Can you imagine sending your children to school to be taught by a teacher who can’t sign her name?  Would you be confident filling a prescription from a doctor who didn’t know how to sign it? If you made a legal agreement with a business enterprise, would you trust an unsigned contract ? These questions may seem preposterous to you, but these and many other examples of people in every walk of life unable to sign their own names is about to become a reality. So-called “experts” have decided that after thousands of years, cursive writing is unnecessary for young students learning to type... (Read More ...)

Can your children say or sing “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? If they can, they’ve probably enjoyed the Walt Disney film Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.  Audiences today are flocking to see Saving Mr. Banks, starring  Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers, the author of the classic book on which the musical film was based, and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney himself. Although the film was originally released in 1964, it speaks to children of every generation with it sprightly tunes and amusing lyrics. The word “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” wasn’t a real word;... (Read More ...)