I'm glad you like my rara avis sentence, Sheryl.
You are one stellar organizer! Your intro email and follow-ups have all been bang-on in terms of information and tone -- and the latter isn't so easy to achieve when you're prompting slowpokes like me. I actually found myself reading a few aloud to someone, saying "Check out how well she handles this…" And I can't help but note that you're amassing a hell of a contact list. Holy smokes. Good on ya.
Glad to be part of it all.
Ania Szado, Author Studio Saint-Ex
Great project. You are awesome.
This is what I've been working on for dementia lately... sort of ongoing... so your project really is a privilege and pleasure to be a part of... many thanks for your email.
Christina Martin, Musician
And you know, this is a very cool idea. Alzheimer's and dementia don't run in my family, but I get just a little taste of the distress associated with memory loss when I cast around for a familiar word…and can't find it. It would be deeply distressing to know that one of these days, that word…might never come back to me.
Hip, hip. Go, Rewording Life, go!
Alex Van Tol, Author & Editor
Me (wrapping things up): Thanks again Matt - if it weren't for altruistic people like you, this project would be nothing but a dream!
Pee Ess: Have you broken out macabre recently?
Matt: Macabre became the word we jammed into every sentence possible (and not possible) on my 'Yukon' tour last fall!! "Pass the butter for the corn on macabre, would you?" hahaha
Matt Epp, Singer / Songwriter
Sheryl. You had me at "kick-ass Canadians."
Phaeton if you please, so I may ride roughshod over awesome, great and fun.
Perchance Runnel remains to be channelled into a flood of word flow.
Or, on the off-chance that Lucullan lingers lonely, waiting to wrapped in ermine and silk...
Should all else fail and I have chosen words coveted by worthy others, I will accept the wordgift you choose for me Sheryl. And yes. I will tempt my wordy colleagues to beg for a crumb of flotsam from your ocean of opportunity.
Dang it all. Alliteration abounds here. oops.
Let me know.
Ruth E. Walker, Author & Poet