Smile lines In this book, readers will gain insights into life's problems that can be translated into their daily lives. As the companion book to "Lifelines," this book is also meant to be enlightening and inspirational, but with a focus on humor, and as with Lifelines, it is the result of a lifetime of collecting words worth keeping by many, many people. It is clear that we can laugh and smile without being lewd or demeaning. Clever word play, yes, but never hurtful, denigrating, or bigoted. Each entry in Smile Lines is mirth that can be enjoyed without leaving an aftertaste of godlessness. Walter Newport is a retired professor of language and culture who has spent nearly thirty years in four widely diverse areas of the world - in the USA, Cuba, Spain, and Japan. Dr. Newport was the first non-Japanese professor ever hired by Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan, after having been a founding member of an international center in Toyama Prefecture. He has also been an active Christian in parts of the world in which Christians are a minority, supporting an orphanage in the Philippines, and has helped refugees from the recent Ethiopian-Eritrean war in Africa. He enjoys opera and classical music, theology, mountain hiking, and weight lifting, belongs to the International Society of Poets, and has received numerous awards for his poetry. He now lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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