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Hi! My name is Margot. My blog is about the things I love to do. That could be what I'm reading, places we visit, my family, food, or whatever else is happening. I hope you'll stay and visit a while. Contact me by email: joyfullyretired (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Wondrous Words #268

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. Sadly, I didn’t find any new words in my reading this week. I’d like to share a couple of good words I found on my word-a-day calendar. 1.  apodictic:  “The apodictic tone of Lisa’s writing […]

Wondrous Words #267

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. I found two new words while visiting fellow bloggers. 1.  gradient: “My ex-wife said that my “nonexistent emotional gradient” was the main reason she was leaving me . . .” Gradient has a couple of […]

Wondrous Words #266

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. Here’s what I found last week: I have a daily email subscription called Sight Psalms. Every day I receive a photo that’s matched with a word and  thought for the day. It’s linked to a […]

Wondrous Words #265

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. I just finished reading Yankee Club by Michael Murphy.  I really liked it and will tell you about it tomorrow. It’s set during Prohibition so I expected some new words from the era. The author […]

Wondrous Words #264

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. While on vacation, I didn’t do as much reading as I thought I would. And, I only found one new-to-me word. Fortunately, it’s a good one I found while reading The New Men by Jon […]

Wondrous Words #263

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. I only have one new word this week. I found it in a new-to-me source. I was looking at the movie previews on my TV. There was a description for the movie, Mogambo. Here’s what […]

Wondrous Words #262

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. I have two words today: one found on line and one found in a book. I was reading a NY Times Book Review article written by Diane Johnson. In it she said this: 1.  bildungsroman: […]

Wondrous Words #261

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. A bonanza – I found two new words in one paragraph! I was reading JoAnn’s (Lakeside Musings) First Paragraph post. This is from Jeannette Haien’s new book The All of It. Thomas Dunn, the head ghillie […]

Wondrous Words #260

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. Last week I read The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger. Its the kind of book that’s told through memos, letters, emails, and in this case, through legal papers. In other words, an epistolary novel. (If […]

Wondrous Words #259

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. My first word came from a book review in Publisher’s Weekly for the book Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker. trope: “What he does, and to a magnificent degree, is to invest classic tropes with vigor, […]