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I thought this little post from my Webster’s Word of the day post might inspire some conversation.


The Word of the Day for January 13 is:

bluestocking \BLOO-stah-king\ noun
: a woman having intellectual or literary interests

Did you know?

In mid-18th century England, a group of ladies decided to replace
evenings of card playing and idle chatter with “conversation parties,”
inviting illustrious men of letters to discuss literary and
intellectual topics with them.

One regular guest was scholar-botanist Benjamin Stillingfleet.

His hostesses willingly overlooked his cheap blue worsted
stockings (a type disdained by the elite) in order to have the benefit
of his lively conversation. Those who considered it inappropriate for
women to aspire to learning derisively called the group the “Blue
Stocking Society.”

The women who were the original bluestockings rose above the attempted put-down and adopted the epithet as a name for members of their society.


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Lemurian Abbey
Halloween Party, 2006
The Heroine's Journey
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The Pythian Games
Isle of the Temple People
Isle of Ancestors
The Temple of Solace
Grand Tour
Lemurian Tour
The Gypsy Camp

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