From the incantations of Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Excalibur to early attempts at Klingon, learning and playing with language took an early root in my life. Today I'm working on picking up Esperanto (thanks, Duolingo) and have discovered Toki Pona, a particularly minimalist language (14 letters, around 120 words). More than ever, I even feel … Continue reading Are Constructed Languages Contagious? (6:20)
Get to Know Me From what I understand, this tag was first created on inkgirllandwords, which was no longer in service when I tried to locate the site. Maybe past responders are thinking of inkgirlandwords? But "Get to Know Me" lives on . . . Tag Post Rules: Answer the questions given below. Credit the … Continue reading Get to Know Me Tag
I came across a wonderfully unique way of sharing great books today: the Friday 56 challenge from Freda’s Voice. I'm late to the most recent party there, but wanted to try this out just the same. The Friday 56 Rules: Grab a book, any book. … Continue reading Labyrinths (Borges) #Friday56
I was very surprised and pleased to receive my first blogging award nomination, thanks to Vikram Here. Let me get right to it:
Whether it's haiku, scifaiku, or other minimalist forms, I've been enjoying writing micropoetry for several years now. The small sizes fit nicely into a hectic life. Let's look at some options WordPress affords for presentation. Troubled by the automatic double-spacing when sharing your poetry? You can try using the <pre> tag in your coding. I've … Continue reading Presenting Micropoetry
So, beside me I have a stack of my notebook journals stretching from early elementary school to about a week ago. I'm relieved I've kept so many of them, mostly. Who knows for whom they were intended on an entry-to-entry basis, but I'm happy I have them here this moment to re-read and interpret in … Continue reading Revisiting Old Journals
I assume you are here to look over a fellow writer's reading shelf. And to nod your head, scowl, discover a new reading lead, and/or see what everyone else is still reading these days. That's what I do, at least. What I won't do, though, is attempt to rank these fine penslingers. Would you do … Continue reading Tip of the Cap: My Favorite Classic Writers
This is that infamous first post that has ground many a fledgling blog to a halt (particularly those attempted by overly-particular editors). Now, the responsible thing to do here would be to explain the general content planned at WREADITOR before the emphasis begins to flutter off inevitably to more SEO-friendly pastures. Other noble intentions could … Continue reading What is WREADITOR?