This Week's Scuttlebutt
From Webster's Unabridged Dictionary -
scuttlebutt, n. [from scuttled butt, a butt or cask on shipboard with fresh drinking water]
The water cooler has long been the casual meeting place where employees pass along snippets of news, gossip, and other interesting stuff about their work or personal interests.
For many freelancers, the Internet has replaced the water cooler as a casual meeting place. Information flows from person to person; some things are believable, some are unbelievable; some things are serious, some are ridiculous. The 'listener' decides the value of what is heard, the listener decides whether to forget what was heard or pass it along.
As you travel along on the Internet, feel free to stop at the Scuttlebutt. Take a sip, maybe share some news with the next person, then move on. And speaking of travels, why not take a "ride" with me.... Crunchy Egg Salad
Crystals, Minerals, & Gems
Bringing Live Animals into the Classroom
Folk Lore, Folk Tales, & Folk Music
Foods & Culture
Typewriters & Other Mechanical Marvels
Mythology, Cosmology, & Astronomy
Books and Music
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011