An Etymology and Use Lesson

nation (n.) c. 1300, from Old French nacion “birth, rank; descendants, relatives; country, homeland” (12c.) and directly from Latin nationem (nominative natio) “birth, origin; breed, stock, kind, species; race of people, tribe,” literally “that which has been born,” from natus, past participle of nasci “be born” (Old Latin gnasci). As you can see above, the…

Plus Sized & Happy

A friend recently posted this link on one of her social media feeds. I am, for your information, according to the fashion industry, plus sized. Have been for many years now. At midlife I have no wish to try and fit into a size zero, or even a size 8. I’m also fairly curvy, so…

Media Manipulation

Its interesting how your thinking gets manipulated. Consider this photo of 2 versions of the Wall Street Journal from today… (EDIT: Not all together what you see either – someone else decided to manipulate the public! http://www.snopes.com/wsj-different-trump-headlines/) Image courtesy of @bradleyguidry via Instagram Location: Austin Executive Airport (KEDC) On the left of the photo the headline reads…

Still Looking…

…for work. I knew it would be a hard road, and a long one. But its getting to the nail-biting stage. Hubby is now regularly borrowing from savings to pay our bills. We’ve had to take on two new long-term debts in the form of a new car for him (auto-accident this past December not…