Let’s agree that comparisons are indeed a basic literary device, but that’s exactly why they are so often overlooked.
Humorist have, or certainly should develop, a knack for comparing things to… Well, damn near anything. 685 more words
I am a woman, and a parent, and I write a blog about my life in London with my family.
It started as a way to connect with family and friends who were in New Zealand – a distance a little too far for people to come and spend time with us and to see where we live and work. 807 more words
I haven’t wanted to write this post, so rather than talk myself out of it, here goes.
I’ve had the kind of season people describe with idioms like “the bottom dropping out” or “waiting for the other shoe to drop—whoops, there it goes.” In the last few months, my electricity was switched off due to nonpayment. 620 more words
This is a rather longer essay than usual, which I’ve been planning for a while. I often find myself reading-at first usually by accident, then on purpose as I realize what’s happening-several books in succession exploring similar themes. 717 more words