stories & words

   A lifelong interest in words, their origins and uses, and how they can be arranged to make good fun and good stories, are the basis for my website.

   To see the fun part, please click on the “Fun-With-Words” Blog page above.

   When (occasionally) I come up with an idea for a story, I write it down and add it to the “Stories” page. These stories are also fun, some of them.

   And there’s a fairy tale for children, which can be purchased in book form (see the “Fairy Tale” page).

   The “Beautiful Sentences” and the “Recent and Current Reading” below are mostly for my friends who wonder what I’m up to these days.

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Latest posting: October 2, 2019

"The Good Town"

(click on "Fairy Tales" page on the menu line above)

See also...

"More Words With Unexpected Origins"

(Click on "Fun-with-Words Blog" on the menu line above.)

See also "Jenny and Hop"

(See the page "Fairy Tales" above.)

(E-mail me about the book (see "Contact Me" page),

putting "Jenny and Hop" in the Subject line.)



“Later Bertrand appears and shows us his library with its extraordinary collection of antique volumes, which his mother bequeathed him after her death. He was very close to his mother: now she has become these books that stand in her son’s room, with their densely typed pages and faded beautiful spines; these motionless creatures that rest finished on their shelves while day and night come and go at the window, beating like soft waves against their buried knowledge.” – Rachel Cusk, The Last Supper (2009)  




Recent and Current reading

  • Travel: Rachel Cusk, The Last Supper: a Summer in Italy​ (2009) . . . just an account of travels in Italy, but as usual her prose cuts slits in the curtain that separates the mind from reality.


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