Emoticons For Survivors

First of all, a little bidness. I owe an overdue thanks to dear Teri for awarding The Accidental Amazon an Honest Scrap Blog Award for 2010. My dear cyber sister Coco gave me this award last year as well. It’s a lovely thing when your sister bloggers think well of your efforts, but it’s even [...]

Not The Cruelest Month

According to T. S. Eliot in the opening lines of his epic poem “The Wasteland:” April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. People do seem to get this line wrong, substituting March usually. I’m not sure what Eliot meant by [...]

Blogging In Russian

I seem to be getting a lot of comments from Russian-speaking WordPress bloggers lately, which is unfair because if I visit their WordPress blogs, they are in Russian (at least I think it’s Russian) and I cannot speak or read Russian, so I can’t find out anything about my Russian readers unless I get myself [...]