Sunday, February 18, 2007

Britney shaved her head

It's official. She's totally nuts. I don't know whether to feel sorry for her, or be happy that she may end her career and not make any more "music." (Although I do admit to working out to "Toxic.")

Spears is one step away from pulling an Anne Heche. I kind of hope she gets some help and devotes her life to helping others.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Anna, Jury duty and Polygamists

Can someone please explain to me why men are coming out of the woodwork to claim ANS's baby? Is this just about money? Not to be rude, but what else could it be? They weren't fighting like this before she died...well, two of the four men involved weren't before...

I had jury duty on Tuesday and got more done on my article for my latest gig sitting in the jury room than in my own home. It was quiet and I had nothing to do but write.

I got myself kicked off one jury (civil) trial I think by saying my husband was a lawyer and I have friends who received settlements similar to the one the plaintiff was seeking, AND I said my son was getting out of school two hours early (snow) and was concerned about getting home in time for him. I was so relieved when they sent us back to the jury waiting room. Now, just one more day next week and I'm good for three years!

My last random note of the day is the Primetime story about the polygamists in Utah. It wasn't your same old poly story. They seemed pretty normal - except for the part where the women don't aspire to be anything more than baby making machines and "sister wives" and believe that African Americans are cursed by God. My question is, do not ONE of those women have any dreams for their lives outside of the man their church leaders dictate that they marry? Women have contributed so much to medicine, law, science, etc., are we missing out on potential cures, inventions, art through these religious cultures that create drones? It's sad and frightening what religion can do. I don't mean believing in God as your personal savior - I mean RELIGION.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Some inspiration for your weekend

Click below to see wounded veterans rock climb at Sportrock

Click on the photo to read the story behind it.

Friday, February 02, 2007

What is Wordwell?

I always wonder how blogs get their names. Mine came about during an attempt to start a writing business during my husband's deployment (cue laughter), but since that didn't happen and I didn't want to lose the name, I used it for my blog. It was supposed to be a name that was generic enough to elicit a range of writing jobs, but not be boring - wordwell was the best I could come up with!

Anyway, I Googled it and this is what I found:

Wordwell is a small village in Suffolk about five miles North of Bury St Edmunds. The village was hit badly by the Black Death in 1348 and never really seems to have recovered in terms of population. During the 19th and early 20th centuries it was part of the Culford Estate. The Church is largely Norman but with Victorian alterations. Wordwell is also one of very few Thankful Villages, that is to say one which lost no men during either World Wars.

I was struck by the Thankful Villages part and took it as a good omen. Hopefully my husband will not be fighting any more wars, but, if so, I'll hold my blog as my good luck charm :) Then, there is that bit about the Black Death....yikes!

How did your blog get its name?