Middle English: from Old French compaignon, literally ‘one who breaks bread with another’, based on Latin com- ‘together with’ + panis ‘bread’.

Seems that sharing a meal with friends goes back a long way.


Not Without Thelma

Love this.

Writes With Pencils


Resilience is over-rated,

hope and courage are as well.

They’re my strengths, I’ve been told

but sometimes I’d rather trade them in

for a vintage pink convertible

and drive off, into the sunset

and over the canyon’s edge

á la Thelma and Louise.

According to the New York Times

that was a buddy film

full of thrilling, life-affirming energy.

The reviewer praised director Scott

for its exuberant comedy.

Did the critic leave before the final scene?

Or did she think that suicide

if done in pairs, a happy ending made?

Original 1991 NYT review by Janet Maslin

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Ten Quote Tuesday (#10)

“I don’t want the reader to be aware of me as the writer.” -Elmore Leonard

This reminded me of the French Lieutenant’s Woman, by John Fowles. It is the only book I have read where the writer actually talks to you. Unusual, and yet it works so well.

A Writer's Path


Welcome to another installment of Ten Quote Tuesday! If your creative juices have trouble flowing today, then read these quotes and writing prompts to nudge awake the sleeping muse. If there is a particular quote you enjoyed, let us all know with your comments below.

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Storytime with John

The internet was going crazy for a second, due to a rumor stating the infamous artist Banksy, had been stripped of his mysterious guise by the uncaring English police force.  Well I will admit, they got me too. And before I heard it was false, I was crazily infuriated…so much so, I haphazardly threw out some rather condemning comments – only to be told it was a hoax…naturally, I then shriveled into a ball, shrank back into my cave – to curse myself for being so damn stupid. 

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 But what was it about this (false) news that angered me so? I had to think about that for a second…but after a little bit of time I recognised this – that I believe it is to do with what he represents, he stands for something – and could be anyone…isn’t that a wonderful thing? In a world that heralds celebrity individuals, who…

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