AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Plays Well with Words
I like to use idioms and puns in my writing to add interest to my column. I enjoy surprising the reader or making them wonder if a pun was intended or not.
The Free Dictionary is an online tool I use... Posted on 7/30/11 at 8:00 PM
STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER McGovern on war and peace
It seems to me that George McGovern would know something about war and peace. He's seen both and remains a strong advocate for the latter.
I covered McGovern's speech at the 2010 McGovern Conference ... Posted on 11/17/10 at 4:59 PM
Badger Clark is recognized as South Dakota’s most successful cowboy poet, but there’s a modern generation taking pen to paper on ranches across South Dakota. They are featured in the September/October 2012 issue of South Dakota Magazine.
For Mitchell Middle School student Heather Franklin, writing is an escape, a necessity and a talent.
“It’s cool to know what other people think and what other people are dealing with. It just creates this whole new world for us to go to,” she said.
Franklin, who has been writing since the fifth grade, entered the 2010 National Council of Teachers of English Promising Young Writers Program — a contest that aims to stimulate and recognize writing talents and emphasize the importance of writing skills among eighth-grade students.
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