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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Kabu has recently shared her travels in Egypt, andTAPS had a field trip

...and wandered by car into a sort of magical place. This prompt is about found places: magical, haunting, blessing, spooky, healing places... There are so many kinds of magic! Years ago, I took such a drive up in the mountains north of Vancouver, BC. I wanted to see wildflowers in subalpine... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Being Alone: The Prompt

My post today in my Loosely Speaking blog contains my thoughts on this topic which were poked into words by this article: http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=137534&org=NSF&from=news What's your experience with being alone? What have you learned through your life, about loneliness... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

writing exercise: dialogue

Here's another item out of my Tolkienesque archives. The prompt was to write a conversation between two characters in a particular setting in Tolkien's Middle-earth. My chosen challenge was to set an elf and a dwarf in front of the newly-made Doors of Durin, the entry to Khazad Dum in the early days... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

What can you make of this...?

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.503068789767281.1073741828.503060296434797&type=3 Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

namesake

I looked it up because I have heard it used to mean who one is named after, or who is named after one. Turns out, it is both, and merely means those who share a name. So... as I was saying to Pat earlier, when some massive electrical event takes out all the electrical power on the planet, I will no... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ghost Light

It's a theater term. It refers to a certain theater convention, like never speaking the name MACBETH in a theater--unless in a production of the play. It is always called, The Scottish Play. When a theater is closed for the night and everyone has gone home, there is always one small light left on;... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Changes...

Years ago, I thought Blogit could use a space for serious writing, workshopping, editing, and critiquing. But I was wrong. A few here are serious intentional writers, but there are also those who write for social reasons and connections. I wouldn't discourage them from writing, but I am sorry Blogit... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Words and their families

Tuition... Intuition Night... Benighted Vision... Envision... Visionary Sight... Foresight... Aftersight... Insight... I like to follow words around and notice how they are related, and also how their meanings and our sense of their meanings changes with a prefix or suffix. It's a kind of treat to... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 16, 2015

A new prompt: The little things in passing...

Years ago, I was in a bookstore and a particular title caught my eye. I never read the book, because the title alone was epiphanaceous enough to send me on a philosophic, spiritual jaunt, to get me thinking about things I'd never really thought about before. The book: BEHAVING AS IF THE GOD IN ALL... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Promptly, now...

Pick one, and write a poem or a paragraph... http://www.boredpanda.com/path-photography/ Yes, same link as I posted in the travelblogue, because all these places are from the whole world. Sign in to see full entry.

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