You can’t have just one. 

Once I saw a sign that read, “Cats are like potato chips — you can’t have just one”. I’ve shown you my grimalkin, so here are the other little ladies in my life: Olivia, Zooëy, and Cagali. My word for today is clowder. There are only two people I’ve ever heard use this word. One…

Cries on the wind

With the wind whipping around the house, it feels amniotic. That’s another one of my favorite words, but it’s not the word for the day.      That’s definitely how I would describe the  noise tearing past my windows. I’m glad tonight hasn’t been so windy. The kitties have enjoyed the fresh air tonight. 

How to Nail NaNoWriMo: Your Story Isn’t a Pie in the Sky

  Last November a friend of mine encouraged me to consider NaNoWriMo.  The goal for National Novel Writing Month is to write 50,000 words during the month of November. Should you succeed you are considered a winner.    I did not win, but here’s what I learned from the experience:  1 – Write the Story You Want…

Mercurial clouds are headed this way

Mercury – the god makes me think of Mount Olympus and winged shoes. When I imagine Mount Olympus it seems like a lofty, broad mountain whose highest peaks are far beyond my finite gaze. In “Three Cups of Tea“, Greg Mortenson is awed by the Korakoram.   I think of Mount Olympus as being something…

Grumbling Grimalkin

Here’s a word my husband and I use almost daily: grimalkin. No, this isn’t some strange creature out of forgotten lore or from a fantastical world. Several years ago it was the word of the day on a dictionary website. It was probably featured on, since I’m more apt to use them than Merriam-Webster….