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.