I have been talking to my oldest daughter as of late and I am a bit torn as to how I feel. She is the older of my two precious daughters. As all parents, I am still concerned as to her welfare and her well being. I have to remind myself she is not a little girl anymore. My daughter is full grown and has a grown son who is graduating high school this year and going off to college in the fall.
I am gratified and proud that she is a smart, independent lady, with a good sense of her self-esteem and is an extremely independent and a goal oriented, ambitious person. I have often referred to her as "my little Nazi" in that she is sort of obsessive compulsive in maintaining control of her world and her environs. My daughter is a high school government and history teacher and maintains order and demands respect from her students and colleagues and bless his heart, her yellow labrador, Scout. In other words “she was born at night but not last night...
Politicians, like diapers needs to be changed often and for the same reason!
Weltanschauung: (velt-ahn-shou-oong) Noun, World View.
Senectitude: (si-Nek-ti-tood, tyood) Noun, Old Age.
Exeleutherostomize: Verb, to speak freely.
I have a website called “Wordsmith” in which I receive a new word everyday via Email. In my blog post I refer to myself as a “wordsmith” because of my propensity for new words, many of which I share with my subscribers. You may look at the above words and laugh at their absurd outlandishness. The first word is German and is basically useless because I will never use it in any script other than this one. The second word is unique in that it will be recorded in my memory to perhaps impress someone one day when brought to mind. The third word’s spelling is longer than its definition and is an exaggeration of pompous diction. In other words I intend to expound or exeleutherostomize (spe...
It is a Sunday afternoon and I seem to be pleasantly content with myself and the world about me. I have an inkling or rather a topic on which I will “explicate.” Ha! It’s a new word I just found in synonyms, I could have used elucidate or illuminate or even expound but you can see my propensity or partiality for using new words. Maybe Not!
To get back to the topic, if there is one? My wife just purchased a new car and instead of trading her old one in, she hands it down or bequeaths it to her older sister and she in turns hands her car down to her daughter. It is sort of a family tradition amongst her family and who am I to question. You don’t argue with a salesman about what an overstated trade-in amount should be but basically receive the book value of your car and everyone knows the previous owner, so there you go!
In a recent blog post about poetry, I instructed a person to write for about 15 minutes unimpeded. To jot down whatever his or her subconsciousness dictated. It's a haphazard effort at creativity in that you don't worry about punctuation, diction or grammar, just write! After you have accomplished that task, you can then start to construct something of merit. In the following paragraph you will see my initial tirade of unscripted thought of which I wrote of in that blog post. Following this paragraph will be the two pieces of prose that I created from that nimbus or acorn of thought.
"What is the moon that beams this night, casting down its shadow upon earth from meridian height? Perchance a Harvest Moon, a cornucopian horn spilling forth its quotidian pleasure. Perhaps a Hunter’s Moon with its bloody basin full, but rusty red, the color of terrain ocher....