Varioous the Moose

I’m halfway decent at spelling words, so when reading, some misspelled words ripple my read . A few weeks ago, I saw “varioous”, rather than “various”, used in a sentence. For me, even though mind-rippled, misspelled words fodders creative muse, sometimes causing writer inspiration. The poet in me automatically anchored “varioous” (silent “u”) to “the moose” and compartmentalized it in the ‘ol brain. Later that day, unannounced, the darn compartment opened revealing a rhyme poem entitled Varioous the Moose. I would have preferred a children’s story, but this is all I got:

Varioous the Moose
Ran clumsy and loose
Into Nature’s vine noose
Near nest of wild goose

Blah! Disappointing, to say the least. But, much more could be done with the moose idea. Don’t ya think?

Within day or so after that misspelling noticed, came across “aksi”, rather than “also”. Decided Aksi (acksee) could be a great pet name (picturing Husky dog) or fictional character (stout, lumberman/timberman elf – oooh, apolitical…lumberman/timberman) in fantasy story, so it’s stored in a separate compartment for possible later use. Heck, with all creatives in world, someone may have used Aksi already. Probably so.

Feel free to add to poem or create something new with that moose or Aksi. Share in comments or contribute. Or, keep your creation to yourself and remember who sparked your muse.

I would have shown quoted sentences with the misspells and links to the interesting articles where the misspellings occurred, but by time revisited one, “varioous” had been corrected (congrats to journalist) and the other, well, had so many article pages bookmarked, didn’t want to waste time looking through them, since forgot which article had “aksi”. Working on better way for organizing this type content. Wish me luck!

Toodles,

Patricia

 

Questioning Small Ball Explosions

Say I packed a small plastic ball with cow dung and rigged it to detonate upon non-careful handling, then placed the ball in a shopping bag behind a statue in a public area. A stranger finds the bag, opens it, and gets dung splattered and ball fragment riddled causing an eye injury. Would you say what I did was a “deliberate attack”?

Apparently, this exploding ball incident (possibly student masterminded) is not considered so by one individual.

I think the exploding ball manufacturer was deliberate in personal motivation and had nefarious intentions, unconcerned about consequences resulting to another from ball explosion. So, to me, the injurious incident was a deliberate attack.

I’d like to know more about ball contents, how often the ball explosions occur, and what motivates the students (if they are the culprits) to create these small bombs. Are the explosive incidents occasional pranks or an evolving deadly game?

What is your opinion about exploding balls and their manufacturers?

Questioning Accidental Crossfire

Questioning Accidental Crossfire

On June 10, 2017, read this article and it had me questioning how deaths and wounds resulted from a crossfire “accident”, especially since the gunfire was not from opposing forces.

If you read the article, did a concurring question arise?

I’d like to see further coverage on this incident and the police investigation. Would you?

New Pages and Other Goodies

Hi, All!

I’ve added new pages for legalities, a contact form and contributor information. If you read any of those pages before today, then please read them again…several have been tweaked.

Added social media share buttons and a follow button.

Decided Creative Commons license will not apply to this website.

Hope you’ll let me know if you have any problems using the site, so I can correct anything that’s not functioning properly.

I’m open to any suggestions for improving the site.

Next post should be on site’s theme. Oh yah!

Bye, for now!

About and Spammy-Yammies

Hey, hey, hey…got a little bit done today.

Surprised to see I had pages and pages of member subscribers to the blog. Doofy me forgot to untick that anyone could register, so the spammy-yammies had a field day. Sorry if you were a legit member, especially since subscribers were deleted. But you can now subscribe to the updated feed via RSS reader or subscribe for updates delivered by email. Subscription options are in the right sidebar. Of course, you can bookmark the site and check-in at your convenience.

Posted an “About” page. If you have time, read it. More pages will be added before I can get into the heart of this blog.

Changed the theme several times and may do again. Hang in there as I waddle through set-up.

Stay tuned!

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses (Positive and Negative)

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses (Positive and Negative)

You may be wondering why this site is not further along with content, so let me provide some negative and positive excuses:

    • Several family deaths and illnesses (negative)
    • Holiday travel (positive)
    • Electricity outage spanning several days (negative and positive)
    • Other work deemed more important (positive)
    • Personal health issues (negative)
    • Procrastination (negative and positive)
    • Indecisiveness (negative and positive)

Hey, but I did get the SSL certificates installed with no major complications. Oh yah! That’s a cool positive in the right direction, huh?

Anyhoo, the plan is to work on site next week…to complete set-up. A myriad of things (negative and positive) could delay me, so don’t hold your breath.

On another positive note, my great-granddaughter cut her first tooth, with a second breaking through the gums. On a negative note, my daughter ran over a wild boar, which damaged her new car, but thankfully, she did not wreck (Another positive!).

Final thought: Don’t let excuses excuse you from responsibilities, even though some deadlines may not be met on time, and always look for the positives when confronted with negatives in life

Patricia

Apology and Purpose of this New Blog

Hello, Friends, Family and Visitors!

First, I apologize to anyone that no longer has interviews or book reviews showing on my site. I’ve hosted my domain on a new platform, mainly for expense budgeting reasons. I thought of merging everything over here, but the old location was a mess of old files and I was beginning to believe the site had been compromised. The best thing I thought to do was to start fresh, especially since I wanted to go in a new direction with the blog. If you do need a particular interview or book review, there are ways of locating archived sites on the Internet or you can contact me for assistance. No contact form online yet, but should be up within the next few days.

The purpose of this blog is to express my personal opinions about current news events and about how journalists are reporting (or not reporting) the news. I don’t intend to name journalists or publications. I mainly want to focus on word usage, misspellings and important topics deemed less relevant within the content of certain articles.

Still setting up the blog, so be awhile before I get into the swing of things. Hope you stop by again to see my progress.

Thanks, for stopping by!

Patricia