As you know from a recent post, I’d hate to see English lose its more complex tenses and moods or vast array of adjectives and adverbs. But when it comes to spelling reform, I’d be all for it. Continue reading
Last week was uber busy with getting a big mitigation report out for one of our work projects. That really limited my time to visit other blogs, so I hope you’ll forgive my shorter-than-normal comments or apparent absence. It also meant I didn’t spend as much time with my PerNoReMo as desired, but I hope to make better progress this week. So today we’ll finish up the travelogue posts from my September trip to England with “The Walk” along a chunk of Hadrian’s Wall. Continue reading
“See Dick. See Dick run. Run, Dick, run!”
Overly simplistic, even for the time, I escaped their clutches thanks to my older sister, who taught me to read before I started school. It was soon apparent to my first-grade teacher that I could read above level. And so one of my classmates and I were given separate lessons at the third-grade level—with several non-Dick-and-Jane books. Continue reading
So as I work on my PerNoReMo, we’ll keep this post simple. Here are some photos from York that my husband and I took in September. York features some wonderful old Medieval and Renaissance buildings and the wall that protected the old city.
We stayed in a hotel located in a building dating from the 1700s that had been built against one of the Medieval gates, which you can see at left below. The view at right is back up the street from the hotel.
On Friday, my blog turns three. As I write that sentence, I wonder how that’s even possible. Where did the time go? Continue reading
Coming back to a weekly blogging schedule isn’t easy. The idea was to get back into the writing groove as things calmed down after September. Apparently, neither my motivation nor my Muse has checked the calendar….
I hope you’ll forgive me for indulging in a few vacation posts. Actually, as I thought about which highlights to cover, I started worrying about overdoing things. I’ll bet everyone has been subjugated to at least one slideshow or home-movie “fest” from a friend or relative. And I don’t want to be that person! So we’ll see just where these posts go…. Continue reading
…of things like these:
I’m taking a quick break from my hiatus to do something I don’t normally—reblog a post. But this is a new blog from one of my dearest friends about living fully in a simpler way. I hope you’ll take a few moments to check out her very first post. Now, back to the whirlwind that is my September!
I moved recently from an apartment to a townhouse and the process overwhelmed me. How had I managed to fit all this stuff into a one-bedroom apartment? Some of it held sentimental value, of course, but much of it was just taking up space. A look at my bookshelves provided insight into the larger problem. The shelves were crowded with volumes I rarely looked at:
- collections of crochet patterns, which I now prefer to browse for online;
- Shakespeare’s plays (from the days when I could afford a subscription to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater);
- gardening books (not useful for apartment dwellers);
- user manuals for software and devices I no longer owned;
- textbooks from my (long ago) days as an undergrad;
- books I felt I should read but probably never would.
I walked past these shelves every day but I wasn’t actually seeing what was on them. I had accumulated much of this clutter by…
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I’m starting to get used to the new townhouse. Most everything is in place now, and more often than not, we’re remembering where we’ve put things. The increased hours for the day job are feeling more doable, too. I’m not as tired in the evenings. Continue reading