Gimbling in the Wabe – What Michael Phelps and I Have in Common

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Well, the honest answer to “what Michael Phelps and I have in common” is, practically nothing.  He’s a young, strong, elite athlete with a whole slew of resources at his disposal.  I’m a dumpy, almost-past-middle-aged woman with a teeny-tiny safety net that I was able to cobble together over my 30 years in the work [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Words, Words, Words

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Polonius: What do you read, my lord? Hamlet: Words, words, words. ~William Shakespeare Although it can certainly be argued to the contrary, it seems that humans are the only creatures who use spoken language as opposed to creatures that “merely” communicate.  And although human language has existed for ages, written language has been around for only 4,000 years [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – My Personal Literary Highlights of 2015

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  It’s that time of year – when everyone comes out with an end-of-the-year “best of” list.  Maybe I’m more sensitive to them now, or perhaps it’s because I’ve added so many literary and publishing sites to my social media feeds, but this December seems to be absolutely bursting with them.  I actually enjoy these [….]