Committing to Reading

Published on 03/25/08 at 10:59:14 am using 1576 words.
At the beginning of the year I made a resolution to read more than I have in recent years - to get back to my lost and now target voracity. Reading adds ease to my own writing, it showers me with unsolicited and welcome ideas. Such resolutions, however,… more »

Anthony Minghella (1954-2008)

Published on 03/19/08 at 09:44:53 am using 740 words.
Back in 1996, he taught me the word uxoriousness and the memory of that brought a stunted, warm and dry smile to my face yesterday as I learned of his passing. I had once sat at Borders Westwood in Los Angeles and heard him read from his screenplay… more »

Good morning

Published by Iris in Inspired by, The Written Word,
Published on 02/23/08 at 01:19:53 pm using 831 words.
The last couple of virtually wordless posts, Sunrise on February 18th, 2008 and Sunrise on February 21st, 2008 (pictures of stunning sunrises taken with my brand new blue Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3, the current inanimate love of my life) brought back to… more »

A Sentence

Published by Iris in Inspired by, The Written Word, Memory Lane,
Published on 01/21/08 at 05:26:01 pm using 439 words.
sen•tence [sen-tns] –noun 1. Grammar. a grammatical unit of one or more words, bearing minimal syntactic relation to the words that precede or follow it, often preceded and followed in speech by pauses, having one of a small number of… more »

Browsing and finding Paul Auster

Published by Iris in Inspired by, The Written Word, People, Books,
Published on 01/12/08 at 02:08:25 pm using 359 words.
I love pacing up and down, along and around those shelves, my head tilted to the right at an angle that will allow me to make out the titles and authors without inviting strangers to frown in quizzical judgment. I love waiting for whatever it is in me… more »

A Blocked Writer's Regret (hidden behind the words of Harper Lee)

Published on 10/31/07 at 06:27:54 am using 175 words.
I never deliberately learned to read, but somehow I had been wallowing illicitly in the daily papers. In the long hours of church - was it then I learned? I could not remember not being able to read hymns. Now that I was compelled to think about it,… more »

Playing Devil’s Advocate on the subject of Being Oneself (Yup, feeling devilish…)

Published on 09/08/07 at 12:04:28 pm using 484 words.
(What’s the single most popular piece of advice offered in this day and age? You know! That one-size-fits-all little pearl, applicable to a host of different circumstances… “Just be yourself!” Ever heard that one? I’d say… more »

Unfamiliar Words

Published by Iris in Inspired by, The Written Word, Random Thoughts,
Published on 08/06/07 at 11:22:09 am using 97 words.
I love an unfamiliar word. Glanced at, lying comfortably on a page. Raised from it. Made to levitate without the threat of a fall. Read once, silently. Again, out loud and repeated. Acclimating itself to the shape of a mouth. To the forcefulness of a… more »

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