Word by Word

Creating myself one word at a time.

World of Ash

As far as dystopian fiction goes, I haven’t read widely. Of course, I’ve read “The Hunger Games.” I also read the first in Veronica Roth’s series, “Divergent.” In those, though, there is still an order to society. There are rules, systems and leadership. None of these exist in Shauna Granger’s new book, “World of Ash.” …

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The other day I discovered this musical artist. To my chagrin, it was through a cheesy jewelry commercial. It doesn’t change that I’m now in love with Lord Huron. The song, as it turned out was “Ends of the Earth” by Lord Huron. I went to YouTube to decide if I liked the whole album called …

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Row 80

I decided to take a bit of a break after winning National Novel Writing Month because I’d pushed pretty hard. There was a lot of “around the house” stuff I needed to give some attention. Then, of course, there was the Thanksgiving cooking, Christmas decorating and present buying. All of this has given me the …

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Pearl Harbor

I began reflecting on the Pearl Harbor bombing. The words of FDR are unforgettable when remembering the damage done at Pearl Harbor and the lives lost. When I was in junior high, I had the opportunity to visit Pearl Harbor. It was the 50th anniversary, which means I explored the monuments with survivors of Pearl …

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