CONJURING MAGIC WORDS – TURNING LATIN TO SORT OF ENGLISH

I WOULD CONJURE MAGIC, BUT ... NO LATIN ALLOWED I hadn't thought about it. To be honest, my eyes have seen it. My brain has skimmed over it. Whoosh. Away it went with no thought given to its meaning. I do know what a couple of "Latin as part of English" shortcuts supposedly mean. "Illegitimi … Continue reading CONJURING MAGIC WORDS – TURNING LATIN TO SORT OF ENGLISH

SOMEONE SAYS SOMETHING WONDERFUL AND THE WORLD GETS BETTER

FROM GRETCHEN ARCHER TO ME ON FACEBOOK We all complain about Facebook, don't we? And then, one day, someone says something so incredibly wonderful I feel like hugging it (hard to hug social media, but I can try) and definitely Gretchen. I review her books ... but she reviewed me. Literally, bringing tears to my … Continue reading SOMEONE SAYS SOMETHING WONDERFUL AND THE WORLD GETS BETTER

CHECKING IN WITH MYSELF – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I haven’t written an introspective blog in a long time. I’ve written about things that have happened in my own life and stories about other members of my family. I’ve written a lot about the political situation in America and the social schisms it has created. I’ve written about my dogs and the weather and … Continue reading CHECKING IN WITH MYSELF – BY ELLIN CURLEY

ON BOSTON STREETS – BEACON HILL AND FENWAY PARK

I've been continuing to experiment with processing. Not so much with Photoshop which has now become more or less the "legs" of my process, but with Topaz Studio. Last year, when it first emerged, it was hailed as a stand-alone program. It wasn't, at least not at that point. Since then, however, it has come … Continue reading ON BOSTON STREETS – BEACON HILL AND FENWAY PARK