September 2008

What Word Will You Be?

I was listening to a keynote address sometime last fall, and the speaker used a particular word several times. It was an unusual word, a nice word, and it made me wonder why she’d chosen to use that word over any number of others that would have expressed a similar sentiment. Somehow that word must have resonated for her. Somehow now that word resonates of her for me.

That word? Astonishing.

Now whenever I come across that word I think of this particular speaker. Astonishing how you can use even a single word to conjur up an image or a perception or a memory of someone.

May your characters resonate with their own astonishing words!

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Foliage at the 45th (Part 2)

The leaves are shaping up nicely here this year. What a difference a week makes! Even driving around doing errands is a great excuse to view some beautiful scenery.

The weather has been dry, with warm days and cool nights. After a rainy summer this is a most welcome change!

Still lots of green left to go, so stay tuned for more colour. I love the fall!

To see how things have changed, see Foliage Part 1 and the very beginning.

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Power to the Proofreaders!

So there I am doing my proofreading/copy-editing thing, dutifully inserting commas, deleting commas, reigning in the mad usage of dashes and applying CP style when WHAM! I am forced to turn a FIEND into a FRIEND with a single stroke on my mighty keyboard.

Ah, the power…the satisfaction.

Not that anyone will ever know.

(A job well done then.)

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Foliage at the 45th


According to Santa’s Village, I’m living at about the 45th parallel — halfway to the North Pole. So here at the 45th, this is how the leaves are shaping up this year:

Not too spectacular…yet. Just the tips of branches and some individual trees turning colour. But this is how it began so that’s progress. The colour is easy to see now, not just a subtle hue. More to come!

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