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Who Is A Writer?

Who is a writer?

One who writes.

What does it take to write?

Something to write with on something to write.

Blood.  Dye.  Ink.

Wood.  Sand.  Stone.

Leaves.  Papyrus.  Paper.

Stick.  Reed.  Pen pencil.

Printing press.  Typewriter.  Printer.

Mainframe.  Wordprocessor.  Personal computer.

Laptop.  Tablet.  Smartphone.

Images into words and words into images.


My story is to be continued…

Set For A Spell

Searching for the correct spelling of a word on the Internet is fine for the occasional lookup.  However, I often consult Spell Check: Based on The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition.  Updated in 2007, this “guide to the correct spellings of 40,000 commonly misspelled words” is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.  No surprise (the spelling of which I check each time I use the word) to me, for $6.95 it is a bargain worthwhile for every writer.

Why It Is Good For Me To Get Up Early


Let us face it.  I am a morning person.  Today, I got out of bed at six a.m.  After breakfast, blogging, emailing, and Internet surfing, I somehow got it into my head to rearrange my clothes.  Perhaps it is due to the librarian in me.

I decided to devote one whole dresser to casual wear of the t-shirt variety into the following themes:

Drawer 1: Grandfather

Drawer 2: Miscellaneous

Drawer 3: Books and Librarian

Drawer 4: Quinnipiac University

Drawer 5: Destinations (Sandy Hook/Newtown; Connecticut and other New England states; other states; Canada; World; and All Things Celtic)

Drawer 6: Entertainment (Cartoons, Television, Movies; Space; and Plain)

I then turned to the drawers under my side of the bed and organized them into underwear, plain vanilla t-shirts, and miscellaneous items.

My large second drawer now stores white casual and assorted colored dress socks, shorts and genes.

In the grandbabies room closet, I have sweaters, pajamas, dress pants and long sleeve shirts.

My downstairs office closet has short sleeve shirts as well as jackets and suits.  Also, an assortment of travel guides on shelves that should have clothes.

This is it for now.  At least until the members of my family counter with their opinions or until a trip is made to Goodwill.

Waking Up Is Hard To Do

When I get up in the morning, I follow the same routine each morning.  After eating a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios and downing my pills with a glass of orange juice, I savor a cup of coffee while stretching out on the living room couch.  I read the new day’s entry in a Daily Dose of Knowledge: History and eventually wake up to the world.