Jangled moon

  Since the last full moon – the blood moon, I would say most folk around here have felt just a tad jangled. A situation not helped by the raging wildfire in Monchique this past week, about 70 km distant from Boliqueime, where I live. Ironically, Monchique is known for its spring water, and the... Continue Reading →

Outcomes

Today started out well. It started out early, when it was cool enough not to perspire. I purchased a book as a PDF for $20.00, and only have about 341 pages to go. Someone from Canada who read my blog suggested I might be interested. Smart woman of discernment! I did some work, some laundry,... Continue Reading →

Postcards from before

I have just emptied an entire chest (kist, in my parlance) in search of one small notebook. This constitutes an act of bravery, for the kist contains boxes full of memories, and papers I should have filed a long time ago. I was calm, and did not get upset; it appears there is no reason... Continue Reading →

Not really

Very soon after that, I noticed a pair of black and white running shoes on the grass beneath a tree and behind the communal dustbin.

Small waves

I repented my clumsiness immediately as I swept up the glass, and a good deal else besides.

Blue suede Saussure

My first translation theory lecture—back when no one was quite sure whether buses had been invented, let alone whether Pa actually did fall off one of them—dealt with the arbitrariness of sign as a central property of natural language (if indeed, one considers natural language as a system of signs). One of its chief proponents was... Continue Reading →

All around my hat

We were conference-bound, and high-speed conversation bounced back and forth for almost the entire duration until we reached our destination.

Collaboration Essentials

For reasons beyond me, I did not apply the "do it now" directive to publishing the handout version of a presentation given in June 2016 on Collaboration Essentials. Here it is now. Please click on the image below to download the PDF– and remember to respect copyright: ©2016-2018 Allison Wright  

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