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Peculiar Treasures: Keys Are For Turning

By Kellie Purcill

Key players in turning the war effort, women played mostly unsung yet pivotal roles in the success of the Allied successes in World War 2 – being clerks, spies, riveters and code breakers amongst other varied roles. There is always room for nail polish in the machine sheds!

Keys to finding sanity in your parenting can come from unexpected places… like what Calvin & Hobbes adds to your resources when you (re-)read it as a parent or “responsible adult”.

The keys to identifying your own blindspots can include reading wider – Ann Morgan spent a year reading books from every country in the world finding, among other things, Kuwait’s answer to Bridget Jones and that the Panama Canal has a twitter account (it really does!)

Key finalists in the Whitney Awards are being spotlighted (wait, spotlit? Oh, English, you fickle creature) in all categories. Which were your favourites this year, and here’s a recap of the Segullah adult genre staff choices).

Keys to the bus are MAGIC!  I always wanted the magic school bus to be real, and the Bus is really getting a reboot courtesy of Netflix.

The key to turning hearts to our forefathers brings many lessons, with the BYU library also offering the webinar “Why You Can’t Trace your Lineage Back to Adam” along with others to help with the search.

The key to watching this “66 old movie dances” montage is in remembering to breathe… especially for the last minute (which I watched over 3 times for the crazy moves).

What’s the key to having a Himalayan mountain named after you? Well, according to 92 year old Elizabeth Hawley “I thought it was just a joke. It should be a joke. It’s got a perfectly good name and mountains should not be named after people, whether living or dead … I think it’s crazy.” The National Geographic’s interview of the Himalayan mountaineering expert is an absolute treasure.

First Draft Poetry this week is by Teresa TL Bruce, titled “Encoded”.

Encoded poem

About Kellie Purcill

lives way on the other side of the planet in her native Australia and gives thanks for the internet regularly. She loves books, her boys, panna cotta, collecting words, being a redhead and not putting things in order of importance when listing items. She credits writing as a major contributing factor to surviving her life with sanity mostly intact, though her (in)sanity level is subject to change without warning.

1 thought on “Peculiar Treasures: Keys Are For Turning”

  1. Proud to say that I've seen a majority of the 66 old movie dances.

    I'll admit to having a hard time placing the smooth moves of Groucho Marx. (I really thought I saw all of the Marx Brothers movies.)

    And who ever edited that clip was very precise in their choices. It would be a matter of Oh! I remember this part of this dance in this movie which would fit perfectly here.

    Were it me doing this…I might remember the part in question…but when I went to retrieve it …I would forget myself and get lost watching the whole thing again.

    And the video would never get done.


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