As a weed, the common dandelion – Taraxacum officinale – is the bane of most gardeners’ existence. We yank it out, dig it up, spray it, and grumble. But still it persists. The cheery yellow flower is pretty, but its puffball of flyaway fruit allows seed to be transported on the wind, and it multiplies inContinue reading “Ordinary or Extraordinary — what’s the difference?”
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Variations on the Romance Genre
Monday’s post was my contribution to a blogfest… a circle of blogs related to a single theme with links to facilitate movement between them. Its theme was “Romance… or not so much” and after reading all the different posts I couldn’t help marvel at how many different relationships have a romantic flavour. A year agoContinue reading “Variations on the Romance Genre”
What’s the Word on Genres?
Depending on where you look for the information, genre is defined as “a literary species or form,” “a distinctive type or category, especially of literary composition,” and “a style of literary, musical or artistic work.” “All of the arts consist of genres. To name some of the outstanding types: in painting, there are the landscape,Continue reading “What’s the Word on Genres?”