Sesquipedalophobia, the fear of long words, terrifies its sufferers with the very naming of its diagnosis. For their sake, in a consciousness-raised behavioral healthcare environment, let’s propose a new name for the malady; e.g., plep.
word that, if it were a word, would have given me a handsome score in
Words With Friends. Also one of those words which should be a word. As
George Carlin said, the concept of chalance exists. fangle To fashion something, but not in a pioneering, innovative or iconoclastic way. A product engineer might fangle a kitchen mixer with slightly better blades or a razor that stays sharper a little longer. The thing may be said to be fangled, but certainly not newfangled.
Welcome virtual tourists! Make yourselves at home. It is sweet to imagine you here.
Peruse back through my 18-day poetry journal experiment, back through the sneak preview pages of poetry and illustrations that comprise my forthcoming book One Way to Ask, back through the poems I created in InDesign, all the way back to the word games I hosted, and all the random stuff in between. Enjoy your stay. Feel free to comment.
Even sweeter that imaging you here is imagining that someday I might meet you in person. I love when a virtual friendship enters real life. That's a deep joy I experience in knowing Ina Roy-Faderman, who brought me into this blog tour.
I have long admired Ina's poetry on Poetic Asides, the Writer's Digest poetry blog and forum hosted by Robert Lee Brewer. Finding out that she is only an hour away by car, I knew that we would meet in person.And so we have. I was delighted to embrace Ina and read with her at my wife Lauren's art opening in Berkeley last mo…