Sharpettes & Annie Ruth’s Truths, November

I began creating what I call Sharpettes over 30 years ago. As a speaker and writer they became my own way of sharpening my understanding of the meaning, power, and energy of a single word. I am sharing them publicly now in hopes that you will enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

The first line is the word.
The second line defines or describes the word twice, 4 syllables for each attempt. You may place a comma or semi-colon between each attempt. So, the second line has a total of 8 syllables.
The third line is a simile. It always begins with the word “Like”, and paints a picture of the word in 10 or 11 syllables.

On some Sharpettes the 4th or 5th syllable of the third line will rhyme with the word on the first line itself. This can yield another insight into the word chosen, and provides a unique and fun poetic challenge.

Enjoy!
David

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money
Money

Cash, currency; Tool of trading
Like drugs; helping needy… destroying greedy

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Annie Ruth & David Sharp
Annie Ruth’s Truths are my renderings of folk wisdom and country common sense, gained from a lifetime of listening to my mom, who has a unique way with words, as well as a witty, joyous and playful attitude to go with it! Always fun or sassy, they tell the truth and can make you laugh, shake your head and go “Hmph!” or even make you shout, “Whaaat?!”

I was telling Annie Ruth about a project that wasn’t attracting customers. It seems I had overpriced my services, and was telling mom about lowering the price.

Annie Ruth: “I told you it sounded like too much. Remember, it’s better to have airn than nairn.”

(Translation: It is better to have some than none… or, it’s better to have earnings than no earnings)

Tap Into Transformation, November

COME AND TAP DANCE!

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TAP INTO TRANSFORMATION
This month’s theme:

Go All The Way!

November 18, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 pm

At the Viriditas Studio
4939 N. Broadway, Unit 65
Boulder, CO 80304

“Your’re a diamond in the rough, a brilliant ball of clay. You could be a work of art, if you just go all the way!” Yes, you guessed it, this month we will be tap dancing to the theme song from the movie KUNG FU PANDA. Join us and explore what it means to go all the way.

Click on the image above to view the video.

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WE WILL TEACH YOU TAP STEPS
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
WE PROVIDE TAP SHOES

Join husband and wife tap dancers Jeannine Goode-Allen and David Sharp in their gorgeous and inspiring Viriditas Studio.

$25.00 At the Door
$20.00 Online or Phone Reservation
$5.00 Discount for Students
Ticket includes dinner

To reserve tickets:
1-888-612-8189

Or online at:
www.Viriditas.com