The generalities

Words, words, words! So much to read and write and do and see, yet so little time. I am hoping that with a presumed absence of a “plentiful lack of wit,” this blog can scratch through the pervading shadows–at least a little. Onward to the “intolerable wrestle/With words and meanings.”

The specifics

In no particular order, I am the following: a recovering English major, editor, proofreader, and fact-checker; wife; mother; writer; runner; reader; prog and rock music-lover; unabashedly amateur photographer and gardener; and lover of family, nature, hashtag games, both speech and the written word, and pad buns. (Erm, make that bad puns.) I hope you’ll join me as we reach into the silence; who knows what we’ll find if we only try.

Loquaciously yours,



50 thoughts on “About

    • Hello, welcome, and thanks for your comment. I’ll call you “Girls” for now, as I don’t know your name from reading your “About” page, since there are two writers on your blog. As you’re an English major now, I daresay you already are a writer–and looking at your story, it is very gripping, even for non-parents, I think! For a long time, I’ve defined myself as a writer, and I think that’s important (how we think of and present ourselves to the world). In any case, I am excited to read what happens to Elise/her legs and get more background on her and her family and why on Earth the friend didn’t show up.

  1. Hi Leigh, I wanted to thank you for the follow! Please be aware that my blog is a bilingual one. So you may get links to some poems in English as well as to some in Italian… Pictures, on the other hand, have no language barriers 😉
    Keep up the good work.

    • Hi, Anna, and thanks for visiting and for the note about your bilingual site. I’ll read the Italian ones as well, even if I can pick up only a few words here and there with my limited knowledge of Italian. 🙂 The language has a music all its own, regardless of my inability to understand the content! In any case, best wishes to you as well–happy creating!

    • And thank you so much, Norma. I, too, am grateful for the “open sky” (to use your great wording) that WP provides us, where we can be creative. This conversation about what it means to be a writer (versus, say, an author or journalist) has been on my mind a lot lately, too. In any case, best wishes to you on your blogging.

    • You are so sweet, Frankie (as your ode to your anamchara proves)! As I am new to the WP realms, let me check this Liebster thing out; but I do want to thank you for the kind thought in advance. Happy writing, my friend!

  2. Hi loquacious Leigh… It’s real nice meeting you! I like your take on various prompts and challenges.. you have an entertaining blog 🙂 Keep it up, best wishes to you 🙂

  3. What a wonderful introduction 🙂
    Yes you are right who knows what we will find if we try ..
    Lets go thorough this journey together and lets find out 🙂 ?
    May Allah bless you ameen

  4. You have no idea , how happy your blog made me today . That too your “About” page . A reader . A writer . Sometimes That alone is enough for me in a person . Leigh , I’m 22 , and music and books complete me . Getting to know a blogger like you just made me happy . Can’t wait to get through all of your blog posts 🙂 🙂

  5. Hello Leigh, I looked last time I was on your site, I can’t see a button to press for an email Follow. It is no good pressing the ordinary Follow as I never even get to my Reader. Can you help?

  6. Thanks for the Blog Propellant follow! Looking forward to your contributions and following your blog.

  7. Any one who can spell loquacious deserves to be followed to the end of the earth, well, end of the road anyway. Looking forward to reading more of your ramblings!

    • Why, thank you (I think)! 🙂 I can’t always spell that well, but when I do, I thank my lucky stars for Merriam-Webster, says the world’s least interesting woman.

  8. Hi Leigh! I am so happy to have found that you are still blogging away! You might remember me from my old blog, “Cancer Is Not Pink”, which I have abandoned for a new adventure. Keep on keeping on!

  9. Leigh,

    Several years ago we began a conversation about T.S. Eliot, Flannery O’Connor, and others–which we never finished, if there is such a thing! In any case, and for anyone else also reading this, I have, for the past three years, helmed Twelve House Books, a publisher of strange and quirky fiction (Fabulism, Macabre, odd, uncanny, weird), and of every kind of poetry. Please feel free to submit work for publishing consideration. Send a brief synopsis and the full manuscript to: twelve.house.books@protonmail.com

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