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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: 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...? Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


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


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... Yes, same link as I posted in the travelblogue, because all these places are from the whole world. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Where I'm From

The scent of eucalyptus... the Campanile, it's urn-shaped balusters a head could get stuck between, we were warned... Aunt Shirley's little car that squawked on San Francisco hills... Driving across the country, the U-haul close on our tail... watching it, owning it... Picnicking in the shadow of... Sign in to see full entry.

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