Wandrin’ Star

By now probably all of you have seen the ad by Amazon, with the tousle-haired man and his dog with the broken leg. It's sweet but the song attached to it seems an odd choice (well, except that the dog wants to wander and can't, poor wee thing). It's catchy, though and sticks in the…

Anger and hostility are good/bad for writing…

Hey y'all. Had a terrible week. Pretty bad all over. I hate everyone, even myself, and this Dairy Milk chocolate bar just isn't doing the cheer-up trick, so I know I'm in deep. It's all in my head, though, and I'm feeling vaguely bi-polar - filled with excitement at the thought of Word on the…

Seeking synesthesia

I've always gloried in the sounds of words. Onomatopoetic words for me, like hippopotamus, cello, gawping, grape, babbling, seasoning, purple, smudge, puce, mucus, bog. Words that effortlessly sound out what I feel and see when I hear them - silk eases through my lips like a scarf around my neck, glop insinuates pudding dropping on…