Monthly Archives: June 2013

… if ye don’t like it, just switch it off… Life’s far too short to bother with daftness… #TBSU…

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:
…the miracle of the instantaneous communication world I’m now plugged into is that this ol’ Jurassic can hardly go to the washroom minus the Blackberry without feeling bereft… the immediacy of the 24/7 cable news…

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Happy Birthday To Me, Happy Birthday To Me

I want to share a very special birthday gift from a very special person. We work together at my day job and we both love to knit and sew. She’s given me many of her “prototypes” as gifts, sometimes spur-of-the-moment … Continue reading

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Just Call Me Ms. Popularity

I’ve been honored with TWO awards this week!¬† I am rather awestruck since never in my life have I felt so popular then when I rebooted my blog ūüôā¬† The first award I received this week is the Shine On … Continue reading

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Twitter Terms and Literature

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:
The word ‘tweet’ – meaning to post a message or item of information on Twitter – has this month (June 2013) been added to the¬†Oxford English Dictionary¬†or¬†OED. In honour of this occasion, we thought we’d…

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Guest Blog: Writing Against Captivity: Phillis Wheatley

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:
By Laura Linker Phillis Wheatley (1753-84), an eighteenth-century black slave taught to read by her owners, composed over 100 poems in her lifetime, many of them drawing on the Bible as a source of infallible…

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Internet and Hyperconnectivity

My conversation with Rajiv on hyperconnectivity continues.¬† I began to comment and once again found myself going on at length.¬† Here’s part of my comment to Rajiv’s post: “I’m starting to wonder if there is generational difference with hyperconnectivity.¬† I … Continue reading

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Grief

Originally posted on The Community Storyboard:
This is a tiny excerpt from my first novel (working title:¬† The House), about a house that can love, kill, and grieve. After the night of horror, after all the inhabitants had been killed–the…

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