What image do you use for your social media representation? Is it an object you identify with? A photo of yourself? Maybe your pet or family. Many of your friends recognize you by that picture. Currently I have my dog Astrid sleeping in her Santa bed as my “avitar” or avi on Scribophile, and a cute picture of her on a rock at the lake as my “Profile” picture on Facebook. And I have others in other places. So I am not easy to identify outside of one place or another.
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Are you sick of carols and candy and snowmen yet? Well, hang in there, you have a few more weeks to go. If you lived back in the day, Christmas would last until January 7th, the 12th day after the supposed birth of Christ, and that was the time for giving gifts. I say supposed because science has shown the shepherds didn’t sleep in the snow with the sheep in winter. Everyone was indoors at that time of year. Spring was the time when the lambs were born and the guardians of the flock went on overtime. Continue reading “December Word of the Month”
I remember the day my husband and I bought our first minivan. I loved that vehicle. For the first time, the kids each had their own seat. Less bickering, less need for over the front seat smacking, or even threats to do so. I’m still sad that we ended up with a cracked head in the engine and a bad flat tire. We went to Toyota Matrix hatchbacks after that, and now the kids are grown and out of the house. So we got an even bigger van! Go figure. Continue reading “Transportation Highlights”
Look at that pumpkin! Must be fall for some of us. My north hemisphere bias shows when I talk about the seasons, but the fact is, everywhere around me is busting out in orange things and spooky dolls that talk when you move past them and the occasional pumpkin spice ALL THE THINGS. What better time to look at the term Jack o’Lantern. Continue reading “October Word of the Month”
This month is the month of my birth, the beginning of the school year for so many, and has always seemed like the start of a new year to me. I have been the center of my universe for a long time and it’s hard for me to change perspective. And that’s not a bad word to use for the month. Continue reading “Word of the Month for September”
Justice has many definitions. Instead of copying them all here, I am giving you a link to follow if you need to know all the aspects. I am looking at the legal process of justice myself, having spent several hours in a courtroom hallway supporting others included in the trial as I was. Witnesses for the prosecution and for the defense could not hear each other’s testimonies, so we sat and chatted about other things. Continue reading “June Word of the Month”
happenstance [hap-uh n-stans]
noun 1. a chance happening or event.
1895-1900 First recorded in 1895-1900; happen + (circum)stance Continue reading “May Word of the Month”