Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | September 12, 2008

Link Highlights: Friday, September 12, 2008

Links found in the right-hand column:

  • Diary of a Dying Mom  (found under Blogroll)
  • English Blog  (found under Blogroll)
  • Daily Graphic Newspaper  (found under News)
  • Guide to Grammar & Writing  (found under Reference)



The Diary of a Dying Mom is a blog by Michelle Mayer, a 39 year old former professor of the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina.  She also is the mother of two children and is “battling a rare autoimmune disease called scleroderma”.  Michelle’s blog includes posts on a variety of topics that touch her life.  She describes her blog as, “my heart, my thoughts, my joys, and my fears as they unfold along this journey. My hope is that you will find some of it useful on your own life’s journey. I hope that sharing my experiences will help not only those struggling with terminal illnesses but also those who are blessedly healthy.”  Her blog is highly personal and accomplishes exactly what she intends.


The English Blog is written by Mr. B-G, an English teacher of a Massachusetts high school. He writes in his blog’s introduction, “Here you will find musings from Mr. B-G, examples of student work, and links to a host of sites ranging from blogging and teaching to writing, reading, photography, and more.”  His blog gives students a teacher’s perspective on the classroom. Reading it is a good supplement to your study of the English language.


The Daily Graphic is a Ghanaian newspaper.  Ghana is a West African country—and former British colony—located on the Greenwich Meridian, just 400 miles (640 km) north of the equator.  Ghana’s population is approx. 23-million; its capital city, Accra, has a population of approx. 3-million.  It is a democracy and presidential elections will be held in December 2008.  The incumbent president, John Kufuor of the New Patriotic Party, will not stand for re-election, because as in the United States, presidents are limited to 2 four year terms of office. John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress Party and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party are the two main candidates. The Daily Graphic was founded in 1950 and is state-owned.  It covers local, national and international news.


The Guide to Grammar & Writing is sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation of Hartford Connecticut.  The Guide is divided into different levels: ‘Word & Sentence’, ‘Paragraph’, ‘Essay & Research Paper’, and ‘Ask Grammar, Quizzes, Search Devices’.  Browsing through this website everyday is great preparation for the writing portion of the SAT.


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