Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I've moved!

Dear Readers:

Someone recommended and suggested that Word Press was a better fit for my blog because it allows for more "stuff" and can be created to look like a website, rather than just a blog. So...I bought my domain name and moved RAW to, via WordPress.

I am not 100% happy with this move yet, but I also know that I cannot continue to keep posting to both blogs. I just have to learn how to operate WordPress! So, if you are a follower of RAW, please go check out my new site and sign up for the RSS feed or email subscription.

You'll especially want to take a look at my new One a Day project!

I am still hosting my photography blog/website and personal blog at Blogger. In truth, Blogger has made some great additions and changes to to their publishing service and are offering some of the same things as WordPress. I am not convinced moving the blog was necessary, but it has been done, and I'm sticking with it!

Also, hurray for a domain name!

Please visit the new site!


Friday, November 5, 2010

from T. S.

"Since golden October declined into sombre November
And the apples were gathered and stored, and the land became brown sharp points of death in a waste of water and mud."

~ T. S. Eliot ~   

Monday, November 1, 2010

word of the day :: turgid


1. swollen; distended; tumid.
2. inflated, overblown, or pompous; bombastic: turgid language.
1660-70; L turgidus,  equiv. to turg ēre to swell + -idus -id4

"'It is true that the rivers went nosing like swine,
tugging at banks, until they seemed
Bland belly-sounds in somnolent troughs,
That the air was heavy with the breath of these swine,
The breath of turgid summer, and
Heavy with thunder's rattapallax."

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

from Ernest

"You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen.

~ Ernest Hemingway ~

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Eminem :: the writer

A couple weeks ago I watched 60 Minutes with my little brother, solely to see Eminem's interview with Anderson Cooper.

The white rapper can definitely write. If you're any kind of fan of Eminem, you know he uses some creative (sometimes explicit) lyrics. It was fascinating to listen to him talk about words and the process of writing lyrics and how he jots down all these ideas...even if they never come to fruition.

Here's one particular take from the interview to give you just a glimpse:

The man reads the dictionary for inspiration! What could be more writerly? Watching 60 Minutes definitely upped my level of respect for the music artist.

You can watch the whole interview here.

Monday, October 25, 2010

word of the day :: cozen

[kuhz-uh n]

–verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to cheat, deceive, or trick.
1565-75perh. < ONF coçonner  to resell, v. deriv. of coçon retailer (< L coctiōnem,  acc. of coctiō, cōciō  dealer), influencedby MF cousin  dupe, lit., cousin

"'Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves.'
And well said too; for who shall go about
To cozen fortune, and be honorable
Without the stamp of merit."
:: William Shakespeare ::
Prince of Morocco in The Merchant of Venice

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Friday, October 22, 2010

from Dr. Seuss

Today you are You,
that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who is
Youer than You.

Monday, October 18, 2010

word of the day :: skylark


1. a brown-speckled European lark, Alauda arvensis, famed for its melodious song.

-verb (used without object)
2. to frolic; sport: The children were skylarking on the beach.
1680-90sky  + lark1

"Tom took his whipping and went back to his seat not at all broken-hearted, for he thought it was possible that he had unknowingly upset the ink on the spelling-book himself, in some skylarking bout--he had denied it for form's sake and because it was custom, he had stuck to the denial from principle."

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