Monthly Archives: February 2019

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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