Creating Footnotes in WordPress

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Lorelle on WordPress

WordPress Tips and TechniquesAmong the many techniques students and clients request in my WordPress and blogging workshops and classes1, requests for creating footnotes in WordPress are rare, but they do happen.

There are very distinctive differences between traditional writing and web publishing styles.2 Footnotes have been replaced by links to cite a reference or resource to support the concept or point of the article. Yet, many still like the traditional and familiarity of a footnote, especially academics.

According to Wikipedia3, a footnote is called a note, often confused with endnotes. Footnotes are notes in the “foot” of the page in which the reference is needed. Endnotes are collections of reference notes and citations found at the end of the entire document or book, like a bibliography. While a website is a collection of many web pages, a web page does not consist of individual pages like…

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Food for thought…

coffee and a blank page

Most days, my morning starts with coffee.

Other days, it begins with finding myself being equated to a Nazi mass-murderer by some random online stranger, who happens to disagree with me about the need and function of public protest in any functioning democracy.

So, yeah. That.

I wondered, as I stared at my computer screen this morning: why am I the one in this exchange feeling trapped and tongue-tied? Why this stab of pain at witnessing the shameful barbarism of another human’s ill-informed—and ill-intended—imagination?

I have been trying to write about shame for days, y’see. The way it clots the throat. The way it steals intent and stillbirths action.

When functioning properly, shame polices the edges of propriety. It’s the tool our social herds use to cull those whose behavior transgresses the untransgressable. But often when we speak of it this way directly—“Have you no shame?”—we are merely…

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What I Knew Then

Thank you Esther!

From Ty

An Everyday Pilgrim

1834725880_1aa558f292_bI tell my spiritual director about my panic and the memory of being shamed by the principal when I was twelve. “I still see the anger on his face and feel my back against the wall.”

I recall that moment and am that scared little girl again. But then my view broadens, and I find myself outside the scene looking in. Many of the children don’t see what’s happened. One or two snicker, but others are as shocked as I am. They look at me with empathy.

“Do you see Jesus? What does he do?” my director asks.

I know that Jesus was there in spirit decades ago when this happened. But now, using my imagination, I let Jesus show me what he would have done if he’d had a body and was physically present.

I close my eyes and am twelve again. But now Jesus, dressed in a robe and sandals, is in the hallway too. When…

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Supernatural Canines: The Hellhound and the Okuri-Inu



The Hellhound is a popular figure in Western legends, most commonly in the British Isles. It is the harbinger of death and destruction, or, at the least, of a misfortune. Curiously, a similar creature appears in Japanese legends. That is the Okuri-Inu (loosely translated as “the sending-off dog”). This monster and the Hellhound are both known to attack and kill travelers at night. The Hellhound is generally associated with crossroads, and the other with rocky mountain paths.Both of them have many variations depending on geographical regions, but the Okuri-Inu is usually alone, unlike the Hellhounds that sometimes appear as a pack.

Luckily for travelers, the Okuri-Inu can be beneficial to those it stalks as long as they don’t stumble or fall. Because it is so ferocious, no other monsters will harm you as long as you are followed by this dog. Once you arrive at your destination, all you have to do is say, “Thank you for sending me off!” (or leave some food for it) and the creature will leave you alone. The Hellhound is rarely as merciful.

Folklorists attribute the popularity of these dog monsters, as well as that of similar creatures around the world, to our close association with dogs. Meeting a large black dog alone at night would certainly frighten most people, especially if they are out in the wild. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is an example of a story inspired by the Hellhound legends. This story has many movie and television adaptations, which, in turn, serve to perpetuate people’s fascination with this legend as well as the fear of hunting dogs.

The Okuri-Inu and other Japanese dog monsters gained some level of popularity during the late 1990s and the early 2000s thanks to a Japanese graphic novel, Inuyasha by Rumiko Takahashi. The titular character is a son of a human noble woman and a dog yokai[1] General. He is a trustworthy protector to his companions and a ferocious fighter to his enemies.
[1] Japanese term for monsters