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Wallflower Words: Lumpish

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Wallflower Words is a blog post series that coaxes lesser-known, often-ignored, painfully shy words away from the fringes and into the spotlight. I think best through my fingers. Typing or writing gives my brain a kick start and gets my thoughts in order. Give me a few moments and I…

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Happy National Grammar Day!

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It is my duty and privilege to spread the news that today is a national holiday—not one that is commonly observed, but still—March 4 is officially National Grammar Day. It’s a day in which grammar geeks and word nerds can rally around whatever it is they (we!) love most about…

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Wallflower Words: the ant’s pants

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You may have noticed that Wednesdays are dedicated to words here at my patch of sky. My Which Word Wednesday series that puts two words in the ring has been going strong for several years, because, really, who doesn’t love a word brawl? Although I have plenty of new word…

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A Poverty of Words

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Darkness echoes to me as I look down into my writing well. Words are not plentiful today—or this month, really. Writing takes oh-so-much effort when I need to scrape the bottom of the well for the remnants of waters past. I like it best when I come to the well,…

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