Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Cozen – Wordplay Wednesday™ 02/28/18

Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave 

As we March into the end of the first quarter, it’s time to take stock of how the year is shaping up. Personally, I’m doing okay on my goals and aspirations. How about you?

Unfortunately, we can’t give high marks to our country and its elected politicians. ‘Tis a shame that while we suffer through massive violence, we must also bear the burden of those who have forgotten and neglected their civic duties.

The core of our country should be above reproach. Sigh. We voted them in … now it is time to vote those out, who act to …  

COZEN (kuzʹɘn) vt., vi. – 1) to cheat, defraud; 2) to deceive. [WW #153]  

Oh, what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to deceive!

In love, as it is in the heart of the country. Thank you, Sir Walter Scott, for the perfect phrase for cozen politics. (“Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field”)

Are there politicians and policymakers who do not practice cozen regularly, on their own behalf?

We must bear responsibility for rooting out rampant corruption by the only non-violent means at our disposal. VOTE.

This November’s mid-term elections should prove most interesting. Look for your opportunity to review cozen acts and effect much-needed change in our country, with your ballot.

Per Wiki, there will be ample options: “All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested. 39 state and territorial governorships and numerous other state and local elections will also be contested.”

Word Challenge: COZEN. It is poetic in Scott’s prose, but disconcerting in our politics. Let's continue our march toward change. It’s time to again take action. Study your local politicians and strive for change this November, as you fit cozen into your week of honest writings.

Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle) 


LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her Blast from Your Past series, available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon, … The Psychedelic Seventies!


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