WHEN I AM FEELING LIKE A PICK-ME-UP, there’s a special little voice that always helps. “Yes, yes, pick me,” it says, in an elfin timbre. “Me…” “No–me!” It is the voice, or voices, of one of the little-used words being put up for adoption by Save The Words [dot] org, a project of Oxford University Press. Once you get past the opening screen, and the site loads, you come to a giant collage of words. Roll the white frame around a bit, put your cursor on a word inside the frame, and click. (You’ll hear all the words calling out while you try to choose; heart-breaking not to be able to adopt them all at once!) Enjoy–I know I did, which is one reason why I’m gaudiloquent.
October 12, 2019
fragrant plants in ‘the scentual garden,’ with ken druse
WHAT KIND OF SCENTS that plants offer up please you, or don’t? How do you even describe what things in the garden smell like? I..
January 2, 2021
cold-frame 101, with niki jabbour
A NEIGHBOR with a new cold frame emailed me the other day, seeing colder weather finally in the forecast and wanting to know how to..
I definitely will check this out..thx..I write alone but my husband is my reader and gentle critic…hope to publish a few books coming out of my blog…can’t wait to get your book…
Thanks, Donna, a fellow writerly spirit. :) All encouragement very much welcome right now as the Big Day approaches. See you soon again, I hope.