About Me

Having given up my place in the rat race of New York City, I am a stay at home mom struggling to find ways to defeat my boredom between diaper changes, stroller walks and finding play groups for my child. Since I have some time on my hands I am trying to get back to my roots. Long ago, I had dreams of being a writer, but lack of income and student loans thwarted that dream. Over the years I have been losing my words and find myself frequently struggling to express myself the way I once could. I have also wanted to blog for some time, but have never had an idea for what I would write.

I think literacy and reading are extremely important and are slowly being eroded by media and technology. I love media and technology, but sometimes when I listen to young people speak in “text language” and hear about declining literacy in this country, I feel guilty that I am not at least doing something about it personally. I love books…physical, yellow paged, musty smelling books. I just don’t think my Kindle can take their place. I want my language back! So I am using the OED as my starting place for personal literacy and creativity.

17 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I can tell by your nice vocabulary that you must have been a writer! (Or had dreams) Very nice, interesting about me 🙂
    Also, I love the smell of old books too, it reminds me of when I was a young girl when I had to stay at my Grandma’s house, she has TONS of old neat books!
    Good luck and keep occupied! 🙂
    -Kaitlyn Fletcher

  2. Hey! I hope you’ve been keeping occupied and writing as much as you’d like to!
    I’ve nominated you as one of my inspirational bloggers, here it is if you’d like 🙂
    http://kaitlynfletcher.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/ive-been-nominated-for-being-an-inspiring-blogger/

  3. I love the premise for this blog, and I love how you write!

  4. Ritu KT says:

    What? Your about page itself shows that you are a writer. I am thrilled to find so many people in the blogging world who feel this way. ebooks can never replace the charm of paperbacks, at least for me.

  5. foxonthego says:

    really enjoyed reading your posts… look forward to more… f ox

  6. “I think literacy and reading are extremely important and are slowly being eroded by media and technology.” “I want my language back!”

    A very interesting take and astute insight. And I couldn’t agree more. A well-crafted prose will get to the heart of a matter every time, where as a hurriedly abbreviated “LOL” is at once as dull as it is insincere. Nobody laughs out loud that much.

    I like what you do here, and encourage you to keep it up!

  7. cartoonmick says:

    I also love creativity in art (I’m a freelance cartoonist) and music, and hate the wrecking (some call it evolution) of our language.

    I wrote a small piece on my blog last October about one aspect of language being ruined.

    http://cartoonmick.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/the-g-spot-needs-attention/

    Cheers

    Mick

  8. manuelinor says:

    Your blog is great – love your writing and the format of your posts! (I’m a word nerd myself)…I’m looking forward to reading more here! 🙂

  9. What a great idea, and a very inspired and important motivation. May your love for and joy in writing grow and grow, and help others to grow too.

  10. I’ve been looking for a blog like this. Thanks. (I also love the OED.)

  11. I had to look up what OED was in teh OED!….. keep on writing

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