Writers Need Pens

Oh sure, you are pointing to your notebook/desktop/iPad/ Smartphone and laughing derisively at the title. But how did we get from pens to that Smartphone? And don’t you ever print out the manuscript for an in-person critique group? You have to have red pens and stuff to mark it up. Really, if your battery dies and you don’t have a charger and the electricity goes out, how would you finish the story? Continue reading “Writers Need Pens”

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Women Dress for Other Women, Part 2

Where were we? Oh, right, the Regency Era, predominantly England. I’ll look at the Victorian Era, the late 1890s, Edwardian, The Twenties, and see what we have time for after that. The first blog on this topic can be found here. Continue reading “Women Dress for Other Women, Part 2”

Women Dress for Other Women

Perhaps Cleopatra dressed for Caesar (in 48 BCE) and then Marc Antony (in 42 BCE), but overall, she dressed to impress her court and the people she ruled. Especially the women, even if simply by inspiring them to wear similar fabrics, designs, and styles. Cleo was a Queen to be followed and imitated. Her influence has lasted the centuries. Continue reading “Women Dress for Other Women”

Car Badges and Pennants

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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December Word of the Month

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”