What is an apprentice? An unpaid skivvy exploited as many a modern intern, or a valued pupil on the first steps to becoming a master craftsman? To one who remembers the old joke that an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the The Lone Ranger, this word will always bring to mind the Sorcerer Apprentice, but not just the music but the brilliant Disney cartoon from Fantasia. I guess there are poor sad folk today who cannot hear the word without thinking of meritless tv show but I wonder if seeing the brilliant cartoon might make Trumpy McTrumparse think again before starting something he has no idea how to finish
via Daily Prompt: Apprentice
Knitting or serial killers, which would you prefer. Knitting patterns can be fun even if you don’t knit. Did you know that Roger Moore did some modelling for knitting patterns. This was brought to the TV audiences attention on a famous UK chat show. If looks could kill. The other major use I know for patterns is for the tracking down of serial killers – amazing how many of these there are on TV and always the detective is doing well when he starts to see the pattern. TV serial killers always love patterns. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/pattern/
Jacqueline M. Hadel photographs a beautiful bit of street art by Hady Beydoun in Beirut, Lebanon.
via Sunshine on a Swing — Discover
Vivid memories of Latin at school. Vivo – I live. I live a vivid life because I live vivaciously with vim and vitality. Vivid and vivacious like Vivaldi – certainly not vicious or vicarious. Vivid not livid – vivid vibrations of vivacious vitality. Or vice versa.
via Daily Prompt: Vivid
This is my first blog post even if I thought it was my second as the first one has disappeared. I suspect very few people will ever see this which gives me a great freedom but with freedom and choice come procrastination and dithering. So I can think of this as not so much a post as a first draft of a post and then, if E Hemmingway is correct, it’s allowed/supposed to be shit. Wait till you see the new improved second version.
Hello Brave New World, much as I dislike cyberspace, here I am with my first website/blog just a week after my 67th birthday. I love writing with pens and pencils on paper, usually recycled ‘clean backs’ but I guess to be a professional writer these days you cannot avoid the keyboard and the computer, so can’t beat ’em, join ’em!