Category Archives: Words

Words, and things made with words (books, articles, poems, definitions). Reading, writing, communication. Readers, writers, editors, speakers.

First day of a new year…

First day of a new year, and I’m seriously bummed. My blogging routine has suddenly come unstuck. Instead of starting fresh at the beginning of a new month, I’m faced with irritating changes: Continue reading

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Psychiatrists have a word for this

I’m doing it again. I’m signing up for the Mount TBR 2016 Reading Challenge. I sign up every year, choose an ambitious pile of dusty books from my To Be Read shelves, and then…read different books. Last year I didn’t commit … Continue reading

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Utopias

In A Modern Utopia, H.G. Wells presents a vision of a nearly-perfect human civilization in which the narrator and his companion are transported from Earth to another planet with exactly the same geography, but a much different social organization and culture. Continue reading

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2015 Mount TBR Reading Challenge

TBR stands for “To Be Read.” The challenge? To get those dusty books off my To Read piles and actually read them! Yes, I’m signing up for it again. And, this year, I’m going to take the advice I was … Continue reading

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Blogging challenges for 2015

Since this isn’t a single-theme blog, and my main goal is to become better at writing non-technical non-fiction, I use blogging challenges to prompt me to write outside my comfort zone. NaNoBloPo (originally National Blog Posting Month; now continues with … Continue reading

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