1. 1.
    traveling from place to place, especially working or based in various places for relatively short periods.
    "the peripatetic nature of military life"
    synonyms:nomadic, itinerant, traveling, wandering, roving, roaming, migrant,migratory, unsettled
    "I could never get used to her peripatetic lifestyle"
  2. 2.
  1. 1.
    a person who travels from place to place.
  2. 2.
    an Aristotelian philosopher.

Friday, April 15, 2011

A to Z Blogging Challenge: M is for Mockery and Mending

M is for Mocking and Mending

I should have read Charles Spurgeon's April 14th entry for his Morning and Evening Daily Readings before I wrote yesterday's post. Here's what he and the Psalmist had to say (in red) about mocking:

"All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head." -- Psalm 22:7

Mockery was a great ingredient in our Lord's woe. Judas mocked Him in the garden; the chief priests and scribes laughed Him to scorn; Herod set Him at nought; the servants and the soldiers jeered at Him and brutally insulted Him; Pilate and his guards ridiculed His royalty; and on the tree all sorts of horrid jests and hideous taunts were hurled at Him. Ridicule is always hard to bear, but when we are in intense pain it is so heartless, so cruel, that it cuts us to the quick...

SAM was dismayed about what I said regarding the jungle or mess we have to clean up. Was I muckraking where there really was no muck? This ain't no subdivision we're movin' to, ya know. Well, I never meant to mock the homeowners. I realize they must be feeling the pain of leaving their lovely home to sit empty for so long. They're not as fortunate as we are to live only a few hours away. We can make frequent trips home to keep things neat and visit family. They can't.

This malevolent maelstrom that so many of us are caught up in because of the madcap economy makes me mad as hell sometimes. Then I go and make a fool of myself and write something that might sound mean or judgmental to someone else's ears. Who knows? It might be cutting to the quick in someone's heart. I should mend my mind and my writing...


  1. Houses that sit unoccupied tend to have a lot of work to make things livable or the way you like to have things. Especially the yard areas.

    Sounds like you love where you're at now and are busy working to make it your own.

  2. Funny I didn't read it that way. I have a home in Ireland, and understood exactly what you were saying.

  3. I love your award comment. LOL.

    Another crazy A-Z Challenge Fool

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  4. thanks for visiting my blog. great post today--full of mind-bending M words. :)

  5. he he...I feel the same way about the 'Awards'. It almost feels like the participation certificates little kids get in gym class....Nice but does it mean anything?

  6. That is a mighty maximum amount of Ms....

  7. Marvelous. All in all it sounds like a good Move.