PROMPT:- Quixotic

A challenge put down by Sammi Scribbles The word is quixotic The word count is 26 It might sound like a Victorian term of quasi-illness but here's an actual definition:- impracticality in pursuit of ideals, especially those ideals manifested by rash, lofty and romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action an idealism without regard to practicality... Continue Reading →

My Hero

You are a hero.  a person noted and admired for courageous acts or nobility of character You are my hero.  a person noted for special achievement in a particular field   It was at one the National Trust places that we visited in Cheshire when we were helping a friend out.  So 2006.  Not long after we got... Continue Reading →

Painful Philosophising

Pain's a funny thing, isn't it?  It's one of those suspicious things that I'm highly distrustful of.  I feel that it it's one of those that must be quiet; a blend of feelings swirling in a confusing, unidentifiable muddle; that curious combination of shame and pride that I seem to specialise in.  Pride?  Oh yes,... Continue Reading →

Domestic Loss

Home is such an important thing.  There are those who try to confine its definition within four walls or a place on a birth certificate yet home is much more than just those simple, physical concepts.  Home is a sentiment.  Those who feel it find something very precious indeed, a sense of belonging, of safety... Continue Reading →

I’m Witty, Apparently

I signed up for one of those word-of-the-day things by email.  It’s been very illuminating.  It sent through the definition of ‘witty’.  If you check out my Who? page, you’ll see that witty is on my list. Here are some great definitions of ‘witty’, courtesy of the Oxford English Dictionary. Having good judgement or discernment,... Continue Reading →

Turning on Their Own

Lately I've noticed a disturbing trend, or at least what is to me.  It's a very militant attitude, convinced of one's own smug superiority whilst writing off the others as decidedly inferior, or worse, not even worthy of classification.  I don't like the whole superiority thing in any context, it's very different from where there's... Continue Reading →

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