Doing

We live in a society that determines our value by our activity.  It is what we do rather than what we think or who we are that assigns our value, our status, our place in this world.  And the emphasis is on doing more, it's synonymous with achievement; the more we do, the more valuable,... Continue Reading →

Shameful Little Secret

(Imagine a picture of a window here please.  I had lots on my now broken hard drive). Why and how does self-expression become something shameful?  Is there a moment, possibly somewhere between toddlerhood and childhood, where you perceive an expectation, a sense of ‘normal’ and yield to conform to it?  Why conform to a selective... Continue Reading →

Some Language Skills of Mine

Remember how I said that I can't call myself 'linguistic' simply because I can't attain levels of perfection when it comes to my grammatical knowledge, vocabulary or pronunciation?  Well, today I'm going to dare, to dare to start thinking of myself as someone with 'linguistic skills ' or 'linguistic aptitude'. This is the evidence that I am... Continue Reading →

An Award, Some Nominees and A Few More Birdy Thoughts

Now, wasn't that a nice, succinct title?! A few days ago Jester Queen nominated me for the Lovely Blog Award which I mentioned in a previous post and today I'm back to fulfil a few more criteria. First up, I have to share seven things about myself that I haven't previously shared.  Hm, what can... Continue Reading →

I am a Pickle Jar

"I don't believe any of you suffer as I do," cried Amy, "for you don't have to go to school with impertinent girls who plague you if you don't know your lessons ... and label your father if he isn't rich ..." "If you mean libel I'd say so, and not talk about labels, as... Continue Reading →

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