Writer Problems #2 – questions

I ask a lot of questions. Dare I say it?  I may sometimes ask too many questions.  I am most at risk of asking too many questions if: I'm interested in the topic, the person is interesting, we have an excellent banter thing going on (then I might start asking ridiculous questions because I'm enjoying … Continue reading Writer Problems #2 – questions

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Thoughts on classic lit: Walden

Reading classic literature can enrich our lives.  But sometimes it's fun to sass it.  After all, life is better with sass. Walden - Summary:   Old hipster takes a sabbatical from modern life and dedicates his time to old-timey blogging of the experience.  Hates most house guests.  Good quotes and perhaps the genesis of the writer's … Continue reading Thoughts on classic lit: Walden

Random Grammar Tip #2

Grammar tips – brought to you by a random non-grammarian. We all struggle with grammar sometimes.  Texting is the most common venue for grammar fuck-ups and the worst is messing up: they're, there, and their.  I know the difference and yet sometimes quick fingers make a fool of me too. But, in case you don't … Continue reading Random Grammar Tip #2

Thoughts on classic lit: Animal Farm

Let's talk about classic lit, but not in a high brow manner.  Let's be low brow, it's so much more fun... Animal Farm - Summary:  Animals take over.   Big picture takeaway: Pigs are smart, mean, and not to be trusted.    Also: screw you, glue factory. <sob> Side note: For real though, pigs are mean...though a … Continue reading Thoughts on classic lit: Animal Farm

backpfeifengesicht

I love learning new words.  Sometimes, when I discover a new source/newspaper/website/author with the lovely gift of diction, I'll find myself on dictionary hunts to unearth a new word's meaning.  And yes, I know you can use context clues, but sometimes - I want to know the established meaning.  Not only because words can be … Continue reading backpfeifengesicht

office worker confessions: just. think. kind of. weird.

In the real world, I'm in an office from 9 to 5 as a regular worker bee.  And lately, I've noticed something surprising that undermines me at work (and in life) - my word choices. Now, I'm not talking about swearing (much to my mother's chagrin, I'm sure).   I'm talking about the seemingly innocuous words … Continue reading office worker confessions: just. think. kind of. weird.

Thoughts on classic lit – Jane Eyre

And now I shall share my thoughts on classic lit, as though we were meeting up for coffee, sitting across from each other at a lightly scuffed wooden table, and chatting (loudly, because it's me) ... On Jane Eyre - Honestly, what kind of monster locks his wife in the attic for years and then … Continue reading Thoughts on classic lit – Jane Eyre

let it be and the cancer playlist

Someone I love has cancer. The night before we got the diagnosis, there was looming sense of dread.  Everything that I'd been pinning my hopes on had been ruled out.  Laying bed that night, I knew what the next day would bring.  A part of me wanted to google cancer or take a stroll into … Continue reading let it be and the cancer playlist

On presence

"Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence." - Eckhart Tolle As we finish out the first month of this new … Continue reading On presence