Posts Tagged ‘story’

The Crafting of Words

Yesterday’s post was in jest, the coining of what I think would be a fun word… douché (look it up).  Yes, it is a rude(-ish) word.  Still, the world is full of rude people that deserve that particular rejoinder.

But today on NPR (yes, NPR -all my truck radio gets is FM and most stations I get suck) I was driving home and heard an interview with Roseanne Cash, Johnny Cash’s daughter.  It was a serious interview, just like this is kind of a serious posting.

In the course of the interview it came out that in her memoir she told a story that would wreck a person if they had even a shred of heart and experienced it.  A story of  “a haunting roadside encounter on a cold night”… I will always remember the turn of phrase she used to end that story:

This is how the heart sounds when it’s broken open.

Ok, first off, that is first-class wordcrafting in my opinion, but you kind of need to hear the story that leads up to it.  (warning, might even be a two-hanky story for some)  It is certainly enough to cause you to think.

The NPR page with the link to the audio is here.

As a rule, I hate memoirs, but darned if she didn’t captivate me with her insights, and I’ll probably pick it up.


Ok, to offset the seriousness, I managed to get my daughter to grimace in a way that I just LIVE FOR.

I asked Girlhead as she was getting ready for bed if she had brushed her teeth yet.

“No, not yet,” she says as she turns around to head to the bathroom.

“Well you better brush ’em before they fall out!”

Few things offend a seven-year-old girl’s sensibilities quite like a father’s statements of the absurd.

As she trudged to the bathroom she was heard by Cruel Wife to have muttered quietly “They won’t fall out until I’m TWELVE…”

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Today is going to be really really different.  Besides the fact that I uprooted my old page layout and have spent HOURS fine-tuning this one, which I think is quite nice.  Still needs tweaks but looking good, no?

Today there is going to be three really choice photos, and you get to guess what the story is behind them.  For extra credit, come up with what you think is the best title for each one.  If it helps, Dog there is 175 lbs.  His name has been changed because he’s a very private dog.

Disclaimer: Nothing in the realm of “animal cruelty” occurred – had it occurred I would not post such pictures.

Ready?  Click on them for the larger version.

Guess and Name!

Photo #1

Photo #2

Photo #3


Tomorrow will feature pics of our late feline friend, Silver d’Cat…

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