It’s an Odds and End kind of day

The kind of day when I did not have to be up and out in the morning. It called for a nice cup of coffee (Ethiopia) my current fave. And propped up in bed catching up on blogs and comments.

I don’t often play the WOD challenge but I really should. I like the idea. I noticed the Word for the Day today is Pervasive which the Oxford Dictionary defines as ‘(especially of an unwelcome influence or physical effect) spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people. “Ageism is pervasive and entrenched in our society”

**No, I don’t think that counts as using the word. We’ll see if it comes up in this post. one of my regulars sent me a link in a comment connected to a previous post of hers about Molokai.

I can’t find the author of the book I read sometime in the late 50’s or early 60’s about Molokai, but it engrossed me. Transported me. Much like Pearl S. Buck’s books did around the same time. These were the books that made me a READER.

So if you would like to learn something you might not know just click on the above link. then showed up with a new word. At least new for me. Many of you know that my partner here at A World Apart, Judith, is a Word Junkie. (She will have to tell you the exact word.

New word aefintyr – aefintyr…to venture. ‘…implies a strong element of risk & the fear & excitement of facing the unknown and unpredictable… a spirit of restless curiosity.’ — Brian Fagan, Behind the Blue Horizon

So, from here at North of 43, and avoiding all reference to anything of a pervasive nature I bid you adieu!

Chris G August 17th ‘22

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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

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