Gimbling in the Wabe – Sticks and Stones

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Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me. Back when I was a child, the old adage of “words will never harm me” rang true, for the most part.  I had my share of bullying, my share of being taunted, but I had the strength of a loving family to hold [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Letting Our Words Speak Volumes

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(I am constantly marveling at the power our words have, beyond just ourselves.  This is an updated version to an essay I had posted elsewhere a while ago, but lately I have felt compelled to share it again.) I have to laugh when I read a letter to the editor in the local newspaper or [….]