Moist

Words - I love them. I even love the great huge portmanteau words (a la Alice in Wonderland) that carry loads of meanings between their consonants. I am gently mocked by friends and stared at by strangers when my three-syllable ones tumble out instead of shorter, clearer phrases. It's my sloppy brain filing system. I reach…

Tongue and Tech: The Many Emotions for Which English Has No Words – The Atlantic

Tongue and Tech: The Many Emotions for Which English Has No Words - The Atlantic. Two points after this article. 1. MUST get subscription to the Atlantic 2. Looking forward to Sgriob later on tonight.

The smell of fear….

Yes! Another smashingly wonderful German word to write about, this time from an unlikely source, our local rag, The Halifax Chronicle Herald. (Others may call it the Chronically Horrid but I have an odd fondness for its clever mismanagement of staff, its lack of interest in world politics, its endless car ads from the car…

C is for cookie

I recently signed up for a writing class called "40 days and 40 nights: deepening our practice".  I thought it would be a good kick in the pants for me to write every day, much like the Wii fitness thing was a push to exercise every day. Well, I dunno. For me, it's just not…