This is my tenth blog post! Hurrah! To celebrate TEN (and then the next ten and next ten, etc.), I thought I'd do a list of ten with a twist. The twist is that I start the list, and you finish it. In this case, I provide items 1-8, and you make suggestions for the… Continue reading Beauteous silliness: 10 moments of fun and liberation
My grandmother died last Friday. She was my last living grandparent. Now I have none. Three grandparents were living when I got married five years ago, when I had a baby three years ago, when I was at Christmas two years ago. And now there are none. There's been a shift in our family as… Continue reading The role of a lifetime
Question: What do these words have in common? Loaf, Buzz, Quiver, Whisper, Boom, Jelly Answer: You'll find all of them on my Loathsome and Lovely Lists of Words. The LLs feature words that make my skin crawl or my heart feel joyful just by saying or hearing them. It's less about the meaning of the… Continue reading Good words, bad words?
"Hi, I'm Tamara -- rhymes with camera." That's how I've introduced myself for about the last ten years. Tamara. Seems good. Seems to suit me. It's the only name I've ever known after all, so I guess it seems familiar -- my old friend, my name. (According to my folks, I could have been Veronica. That… Continue reading By way of introduction…