This is the Word of the Day prompt, whose host defines this term thus: GABBLE-RATCHET. As well as being an old English dialect word for a noisy child, a gabble-ratchet is any nocturnal bird (particularly geese) that makes a lot of noise at night, once considered to be an ill omen. I was attracted to this […]Read More What a Nuisance!
Another week, another installment of Melanie’s Share Your World! QUESTIONS: Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become? “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” so Shakespeare wrote in his most famous play Romeo and Juliet. Depends on the name. Some people have really strange […]Read More SYW: Names, Hardships, Motivations & the Delightfulness of Letters
I haven’t participated in Fandango’s Provocative Question lately, but I’m back! And #104 is a good one for me, because I am a former teacher and education has always been an interest of mine: Today’s provocative question is about formal education. We all have our opinions on how best to educate and prepare our children […]Read More FPQ: School Daze
A new week, a new Share Your World from Melanie! QUESTIONS: What’s a relationship deal breaker for you?At this point, I would say smoking. I was married to a smoker, which I endured for 20 years. Dale, my current husband, doesn’t smoke, thank God. When you are not around smokers, you become sensitive to the smell of […]Read More SYW: On Smoking, Cats, ET, and Plans for 2021
PCGuyIV has a new question for Truthful Tuesday: Now that the holidays and last year are over, are you filled with a renewed sense of hope at the coming year, or something else? Please explain. As I write this, I have the TV on next to my computer desk, following the nail-biting election returns from […]Read More Truthful Tuesday: Will 2021 Bring the Light at the End of the Tunnel?
SHARE YOUR WORLD 12-28-2020 – Melanie’s last Share Your World of 2020! Pick three words to describe this past year. (please keep them PG. Thanks).frustrating, appalling, anger-inducing What were the best books you read this year? Or the best movie you saw? The best books I’ve read this year are not new: I don’t normally read Stephen […]Read More SYW: Good Riddance to 2020, and the State of the Nation
Every week I look forward to Melanie’s Share Your World! QUESTIONS: Do you enjoy skiing or ice skating or if it’s warm where you are, hiking or enjoying outdoor sports? I have never been good at sports of any kind, really. However, as a kid I did go with my siblings or friends to local […]Read More SYW: Winter & Holiday Traditions
Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week Fandango poses a provocative question for our consideration. Fandango says: By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest. What I do mean is a question that is likely to get […]Read More FPQ #98: I Just Want Peace
Frank, PC Guy, has posted his Truthful Tuesday Challenge. Here are the questions. Have the results of the US Presidential election left you feeling relieved, apprehensive, hopeful, or some other emotion?Relieved, definitely relieved, and hopeful that our country gets back on track. I am apprehensive at what Trump and his GOP lackeys will do in […]Read More Truthful Tuesday: Election Results
It’s time for Melanie’s Share Your World! Here are the questions for this week: Which meal is your favorite: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?It depends on what’s on the menu! But overall, I guess I would say breakfast. I don’t understand how people can get up and go to work without having breakfast, as I have […]Read More SYW: Breakfast, Admiration, and Wanderlust