When is a Canary not a Canary ?

Been a long time. I promised myself never to apologize or explain for writing absences. I can at least stick to that. Today I am in las Palmas on Gran Canaria. This is the furthest south I have ever travelled. A short (and turning out to be expensive) break from the dark of Stockholm. The…

Dead White Guy Pseudonyms

Since I am an already infamous living white chick, I became curious about some of the pen names (pseudonyms) used by famous writers. Thanks as always to Wikipedia for the list that started me off. I have chosen authors that resonate for me, but there are many more to explore. As the post evolved, I…

The Reason to Write Project

Dear JOME followers and readers. I thought you might help me while I test the waters of my thoughts. I am formulating a plan for this semester’s (not holiday, you Swedes, school term) project for the Masters in Professional Writing course. It requires several levels of thought and action. Clearly Writing is my pen name for…

Loving Words

Forget Elephants, I have the Vocabulary of a Goat I really love words. It’s unfortunate I am forgetting so many. It happens to the best of us. It can be caused by the onset of dementia, growing old, too much information in your brain, or it may be self inflicted…as it is for me. I moved…

Go on, use your words

This blog began so I could share all the the useful information about Sweden I had gathered during my first few months here. Originally, the blog resided on a free English online newspaper server (the Local ), but it also died there. I was new to blogging and the excitement soon wore off. I wrote nothing for a…