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Thursday, February 25, 2016

What are your favorite commercials?

Mostly I really really hate the non-stop parade of advertisements on TV. It's why I don't have actual television. But now and then... I am remembering a Pace salsa ad with cowboys around a campfire, way out in the desert... with a microwave. At the end, one turns to the cook and asks, "Where'd you... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Words

What do you think about words? To writers they are tools of the trade, but everyone who speaks uses words. Some who can't speak use words: Chimpanzees and gorillas make up new words in signs even when they have been taught our words for things. We express our thoughts or hide them with words. It's a... Sign in to see full entry.

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.

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