Author Archives: GirlZoot

Anxiously Attempting

The problem for me with having no job AND being asked to shelter-in-place and social distance is the choices. I can do anything. I can do almost anything. I can do a lot. Well okay, I can do a large … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

Sprocket fiend is the name I have for the subterranean dimension to my film addiction. The subtle, beneath-the-sound-track sound of the clattering projector in those old rep theaters, especially in the New Beverly. The defiant, twenty-four-frames-per-second mechanical heartbeat that says, … Continue reading

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WORDS=SELF-CARE

It is clear that more time alone and more time at home are not what was keeping me from writing. Fear. Fear is clearly what has been keeping me from writing. I am not even certain that what I am … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

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No, I don’t know what I’m doing. Thank you for asking.

I started a blog a long time ago. A long long long long time ago in the general scheme of internet time. When I first started it, I loved it. Adored it, enjoyed planning things out to share, and felt … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

Sandy gave her mother a look of secret ferocity which meant: you promised to leave us all on our own, and a promise is a promise, you know it’s very bad to break a promise to a child, you might … Continue reading

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romantic portmanteaus

Who makes the decision about couple names? Is it always based on sounds, pronunciations, and morphemes? Is it a desire to be clever, or just to make sure that words don’t sound ridiculous? I look at celebrity couple names, and … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

Flying feels the same whether the engines are working or not. —Bernard Schlink/The Reader

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Reboot, Reload, Reblog

Every year I pay for all the various things attached to my blog. Every year I wonder why. Why am I paying for this service when I barely blog anymore? There was a time when I was posting every single … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

One of the men told me he was a policeman, but he wasn’t wearing a uniform, which I thought was disappointing: if I were a policeman, I was certain, I would wear my uniform whenever I could. —Neil Gaiman/The Ocean … Continue reading

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