On the road to becoming a novelist, I encountered a number of obstacles. Among them: I like to latch onto new, often lengthy, words, look them up, and then put them on my “to be used in my next chapter” list. I am habitually “wordy” (maybe “nerdy”?) with a weakness for passive voice, repetition, and … More Is the Word of the Year Usable?
The rest of the country went off daylight savings time last weekend. When I resided in Minnesota I recall the biannual ritual of manually adjusting mechanical clocks to accomplish “springing forward” or “falling backward.” I also recall arriving at work for my 7 am shift and seeing the analog clock on the wall reminding me … More Time Travel