Mondays with Buddy. Ailurochatting With My Friends

Thank you for your kind comments on last week’s post. Wandering Soul  suggested a new word ailurochat.  It means chatting with cats and enjoying it, too.  I couldn’t find this word online so I am wondering if  she is a neologist (a person who creates new words). If so, please continue. I love the word ailurochat. Mommy and I do it all the time. This … Continue reading Mondays with Buddy. Ailurochatting With My Friends

Day 20 A Wrap-Up of Writing 101

Writing 101 is completed and what an experience! I have created, learned, interacted, responded, contemplated,  and a plethora of other verbs. To blog on one’s own is so different from blogging in the company of others whom one feels one has gotten to know somewhat. I now truly feel I write for an audience, an audience which considers my works and sometimes adds to it … Continue reading Day 20 A Wrap-Up of Writing 101

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Day 19: A Roundup of Great Sites

On Day 19 my blog highlighted three groups of fascinating people who lived in the 19th and 20th centuries. I have discovered several blogs which added to my knowledge of those people. mandrillandmongoose (subtitled Also Known as Virginia and Leonard Woolf)is a superb blog on Virginia Woolf. When I have time I intend to read his entire set of posts. He covers her literary output, … Continue reading Day 19: A Roundup of Great Sites

Assignment 18: A Series of Anecdotes

  1963 She sat on her bed and emptied the money in the red corduroy drawstring bag onto the chenille bedspread. Quarters, nickels, dimes, pennies.  Two one dollar bills. Three two’s. In total exactly twenty dollars. It was a fortune in her eyes. She could order an inflatable swimming pool from the mail-order Sears catalogue and still have enough for the bowling set at the … Continue reading Assignment 18: A Series of Anecdotes

Day 17 Assignment: A Map as Your Muse

Hardy’s Cove. The map doesn’t show it in the correct location, in my opinion. But, of course, the map is correct.   Hardy’s Cove is on  the south coast of the island of Newfoundland. But what my family and I call by that name is really Back Cove, historically. The original Hardy’s Cove, the one indicated on maps, can be accessed by a trail in … Continue reading Day 17 Assignment: A Map as Your Muse

Day 16 Assignment The Things We Leave Behind

I spent the morning cleaning out my hope chest.  My mother gave it to me forty years ago to start storing items for my home because I was supposed to be hoping to find a husband. I did. For years my hope chest has been used to store my things I wanted to keep but did not need on display.Here’s a list: High school graduation … Continue reading Day 16 Assignment The Things We Leave Behind

Mondays with Buddy. Are you Afraid of Cats?

Are you afraid of cats? Or do you simply adore us? Must you have a little kitty of your own, or two or three of us darling furry creatures, in order to call your house a home?   Either way, there’s a name for you. If you have an irrational fear of cats that’s called ailurophobia. [ahy-loo r-uh–foh-bee-uh].  Mommy and the man have a friend … Continue reading Mondays with Buddy. Are you Afraid of Cats?

Writing 101 Take a cue from your Readers

I did not have any suggestions from my contact form so instead I looked at my poll. I had asked if reader would prefer to read about unusual words, lives of “word” men or women or reviews of books about words. There was a tie between words and word people. The responders were anonymous so I cannot link to any one site. So, I will … Continue reading Writing 101 Take a cue from your Readers