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I have literally – no, seriously – been staring at the computer screen for an hour, picking my fingernails, trying to find something, ANYTHING to say.  My voice is not lost, but the words are jumbled.  My voice may not be lost, but I feel lost.  I’ve been filling up my days, searching for the “thing” that’s missing.  Maybe if I take a writing class, or work more, finish my novel – I’ll close up that void.  Instead, I’m feeling overwhelmed and heavy with guilt.  THIS – my life – should be enough, I keep telling myself.  I have a great job, a beautiful family, a roof over my head…

Maybe I’m searching in the wrong places.  Change your attitude or count your blessings they say….  

So for now, I’m counting…and writing, because that is the only place I find comfort.  I trust words.  So, I write.  And write.  And write….until I’m found.


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I’ve been MIA lately, but don’t worry. I’ll be back soon! In the meantime…Enjoy this lovey picture of a type writer circa 1988.

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Raise your hand if there is a word or two out there that makes you cringe every time you hear/read it.  I’m not talking about the poor soul who misused a word, but a serious distaste for certain words.

I have a small list of words I wish could be removed from the English language.  Moist, for example.  Or squishy.  I’m not alone when it comes to the “M” word.  There is even a Facebook page called “I HATE the word moist.”

Did you know there is an actual term to describe word hatred?

Logomisia (from the Greek for “word hatred”) refers to a strong dislike for a word or phrase based on its sound, meaning, usage, or associations.

Some other words that top the chart for most hated are:

1. Panties

2. Ointment – (another one of my least favorite words out there)

3. Vomit

4. Slacks

5. Goiter

Do any of these words bother you?  What words would you add to the list?