Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wondrous Words

This Ecstasy by

Chard DeNiord

There's not enough seats
for us all to attend the eschaton.
Eschaton  n. "divinely ordained climax of history," 1935, coined by Protestant theologian Charles Harold Dodd (1884-1973) from Greek eskhaton, neuter of eskhaton

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wondrous Words

Driedl  Discovered this word for 12/16/14 on

 A dreidel is a four-sided spinning top with a Hebrew letter on each side. It is used during Hanukkah to play a popular children's game that involves spinning the dreidel and betting on which Hebrew letter will be showing when the dreidel stops

 A fiord is defined as a u-shaped glacier-carved valley which has been flooded by the sea. The fourteen fiords that fringe this south-west corner of the South Island were 100,000 years in the making, with the final details added during the most recent ice age just 10,000 years ago.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Teaser Tuesday
"Why, Nigel, why? We're getting on so well. We're good together. I thought we had something special. I love you. I don't want to break up with you." Then she'd tried to seduce him out of his decision with sex; it was the only bargaining counter she had, really; It always came back to that. She seemed to think if a woman gave a man everything he wanted in the bedroom, he'd give her everything she wanted out of it. That was where she showed her naivety." (Lion Fiction)

First Chapter First Paragraph

"Kirsty Manner drove her Ford Ka past the Lebanese food wholesalers which marked the beginning of the trading estate. She went along the uniformly constructed row of buildings, pulling up in front of the one at the far end just beneath the sign, Ivano King."

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Alien in The Delta by Thankful Strother
"Another different experience occurred that summer in Sweden, and that was viewing the midnight sun. During our two weeks, the sun was out most of the time. It was difficult to adjust your sleeping to the daylight. In June the sun began setting at 10:00 p.m., but it wasn't completely dark until midnight. The sun would come back out at about 3:30 a.m. Daylight lasted close to twenty hours."

Alien in the Delta by Thankful Strother

Carnival in Stockholm

"One evening the three of us went to the Stockholm Carnival in the park. That night, up onstage performing was Louis Armstrong with his orchestra, and they were fantastic. What a nice treat and surprise. It didn't even cost us any money. It was considered a cultural event and was paid for by the Swedish government. There was no seating, but we were able to stand close to the stage."