Welcome! You have stepped onto a playground for the love and enjoyment of words.
Written or spoken, sung or recited, strung together in a story or standing alone with nothing but their definitions and phonetic spellings, words give me great joy.
I’m Monica Welch and this is a place where I share my favorite works, whether they’re penned by noted authors, journalists, songwriters or me. I invite you to jump in with your own stories, and occasionally join me in some recreational analysis of the practice of language–because being on the playground alone is no fun, nor is being in a one-sided conversation.
I hope you’ll stick around a while or come back when you are ready for more.
A red pen invitation ~
Since I was a child, I’ve been prone to pointing out rules of language to family, friends and colleagues. In the spirit of humanness and humility, I cordially invite you to edit, critique, criticize or simply comment on my posts. After all, no one is perfect and I deserve a taste of my own red ink.
Monica Welch has worked as a lobbyist, a marketing director and a communications consultant for the past 25 years. She grew up in a house filled with humor, sarcasm, music and intelligent debate, some of which rubbed off (Or is it “off of which some rubbed?”). Lacking actual aptitude for playing an instrument or catching a ball, she adopted words as her craft. She is midway through a lifelong quest to get it right.
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