Gimbling in the Wabe – May I Quote You on That?

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Once again, I beg your indulgence in enjoying (hopefully) this encore viewing of a Gimbling that appeared back in 2013 while I continue to work on my NaNoWriMo project. ~ * ~ * ~ I pretty much live in awe of folks who can, without aid, quote a great work, or a great speech, or [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – For the Love of Shakespeare

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Although this will post the day after William Shakespeare’s birthday, I’m writing it on the anniversary of the day that we assume he was born, so I feel like just grabbing all sorts of wonderful things about the Bard and posting them in one place.  Why?  Because I can, and, well, because it’s William Shakespeare, [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Words, Words, Words

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This is a repeat of a Gimbling in the Wabe from 2013. 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 [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – The God of Frolic

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A few days ago, I took the Mighty Belle to a “new” off leash dog park.  It wasn’t new, truly, but it was new to us, located in an inner city park next to the downtown campus where my daughter attends classes, rather than on Minneapolis’ chain of lakes.  I’ve never taken Belle there for [….]

Celebrating Black History Month: (Link) 8 of the Most Powerful Langston Hughes Quotes

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Via The Huffington Post: February 1 would have been Langston Hughes’s 111th birthday. In celebration of this  legendary poet, author, and social activist, The Huffington Post has pulled together eight of his most powerful quotes on race, life and love. Nearly a century later, the author’s words still resonate and hold relevance today. Source

Book Nerd Love: Words and Beauty

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Obvious State, a cool shop on Etsy that we discovered, offers some pretty cool pieces for book nerds everywhere. About the shop: “The best thing about paperbacks (apart from the smell, of course) is that when a little jewel of a sentence grabs you, you can underline it. If you’ve only ever read a book [….]