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Thank you for linking.
So you know what I'm thinking.
It's coffee I'm drinking.
From hard work, I'm shrinking.

Tomorrow's a dream.
So for today, I'll scheme.
Filling out a paperless ream,
With no solid, fixed theme.

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Word of The Day 

It's about using words, of course, but, while an occasional favorite or boost happens, there's little engagement.

A two-part Challenge Proposal:

A) Post a toot using the word in any way, sentence, story, analysis, rhyme...

B) Doodlers and Artists, use the word as the subject of a

Get in on the fun of words and visual imagination.

Start today?

Remember to use the hashtag, of course.

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Thanks to anyone who decides to follow this account.

I have a habit of responding to all who do so, but this is a second account, and I may mess up when trying to determine who is a new follower and who is "also" following after connecting by way of my account.

It is not my intent to litter myself all over the fediverse. I will see how things go. I've made connections with several others on and think I'll feel at home here while NOT restricting my toots to artistic attempts. It looks like the instance won't generally mind.

Words have art in them, too.

Good luck to all of us.

Strength to the fediverse through the efforts of individuals.


Gracias por conectarte.

Estoy intentando aprender español.

Voy leer tus toots con placer.





Mid 18th century from Greek xiphoeidēs, from xiphos ‘sword’.


Using a process known only to himself, after becoming a knight, Sir Rodney named his sword "Xyphoid".

I wonder: 

Is there an apropos monthly sentence for a full year?

Augustus attends a gathering of august individuals each August.

Anybody here have a reaction to seeing "virtual fans" in the Fox broadcasts of baseball?


Is it correct that this is a secondary connection?

Sometimes I'm terrible at tracking connections.




[no object] Scottish
1 Fish with the hands by groping under the stones or banks of a stream.
1.1 with object Catch (a fish) by guddling.

Mid 17th century of unknown origin.


I suspect guddling at the stream's bank is typically less successful than using a dry fly.

Sunday Sillies -Wicked Wonderful Wordies -

Happy weekend from here, fans!

Idioms or common phrases (American/English) are represented by the position, shape or arrangement of words in or around a square.

Can you figure out this week's wordie? It would be wicked wonderful if you can.

Please use CW to submit your answers, thanks. Give everybody the chance to guess.

Hint: Sunday or any day

Ahora esta la mañana.
Escuché la campana.
Por que tengo hambre,
Voy a comer una banana.

Embroidery is a simple with one answer. Start with one of the letters with a gray background and move to the next letter, but only horizontal or vertical from where you start. No diagonals - each square just once.

Please use DM or CW to give answers to let everyone enjoy the search!

Starting with one of the letters in a
gray square, find the hidden word.
Next letter horizontal or vertical from
the first. No diagonals.
No square may be used again.
Minimum 7 letters

the parched lawn awaits
potential summer showers
but none for today

"A Song for a New Day"
by Sarah Pinsker

Amazingly current view of the future.

(just finished)

Highest Recommendation

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Not an -ism, not an -ist

I'm not an -ism
Not an -ist
Each time I'm called 'activist'
I get pissed

Algot boosted


Th' impatient heart can't wait
So seeks to soon escape,
Designs to desecrate,
Unable to reshape.


What do you call the study of amazing things? 

Gee! -ology

I freely graze
For the novel phrase,
Perhaps to blaze
And start a craze.

I seek the seeds
Of magnificent deeds
In mundane feeds
And packets of weeds

Not the voice of authority 

It is good enouth to say

"at this point"


"at this time"

There is no need to say,

"at this point in time".

Still, a whole bunch of people do.

Language is fluid.

¡Buen sabado, todos!

¿Que haces hoy?

Debo reparar la rueda de el carro de la playa antes de la tarde.

Quiero correr a la costa y sentir el aire del mar.

*Been Taught*

Life can be fraught
With negative thought
Though you know we ought
Have the joy we've sought.
Please understand, It can't be bought.

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1 fraught with (of a situation or course of action) filled with or likely to result in (something undesirable)
2 Causing or affected by anxiety or stress.

Late Middle English, ‘laden, equipped’, Compare with freight.


Marvin mostly managed life's baggage, and diligently tried tried to hide it in times fraught with stress. Unfortunately, recent events were rife with those times.


Thank you for reaching out to connect.

I'm really just a user, not a developer, but Free Software is what I use every day to do my stuff.

Good luck with your composing and your studies.

Check in from time to time, okay?

Have fun.
Be creative.
Be safe.

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