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Signing in on this date (Oct. 8) to express my support for gailcalled. Not sure if I’ll be back; thinking about it.


On hiatus from Nov. 20, 2013.

Stopping in on March 1st, 2014, to wish Auggie the best. Fluther’s never had a better friend.

It’s going to be a long while before I log in again. The only messages I can see from outside are public ones.

Be well, jelllies.



Reader, editor, sometime writer. New England born and bred, schooled in the Northeast (with an interlude in the Midwest). My parents were academics. Married a Northern Californian and reside in the Bay Area. Occasional freelancer, mostly retired.

Some People I Admire
(in no particular order)

The Dalai Lama, C.S. Lewis, Peter Schickele, Edgar Allan Poe, Bob Dylan, Jean-Fran├žois Champollion, Mark Twain, George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, Stephen Jay Gould, Stephen Hawking, Shakyamuni Buddha, Yo-Yo Ma, Luciano Pavarotti, Pete Seeger, Itzhak Perlman, Michael Krasny, Fred Rogers, Claude Monet, Joseph Campbell, Akira Kurosawa

Fields of Knowledge

English, books, literature, language, words, grammar, editing, writing, newsletters, psychology, personal relationships

My Avatar

My avatar images are photos of actress Cate Blanchett, usually altered in some way. She does not, for instance, wear a jellyfish on her head, or a turkey, or a basket of spring flowers. I like to think that if she were ever to see the way I’ve toyed with her photos, she would laugh.

When I joined in 2008, I didn’t expect to stay. My name and avatar choices were made quickly and with little thought. I chose Cate Blanchett’s image as my avatar because of her film role as Queen Elizabeth I; that’s what came up when I googled “warrior queen.” “Jeruba” is an imaginary character I played in an ancient RPG a long time ago. However, Cate’s images as Elizabeth are grim-looking; I prefer a smile. So I started to branch out.

I never really intended to assume the face of a glamorous actress who does not resemble me, but there it is.


On hiatus 11/20/13 to 10/8/15. I came back for Gail.
On hiatus 6/2/12 to 8/2/12.
On hiatus 11/4/11 to 12/14/11.

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Recent messages for Jeruba

talljasperman's avatar talljasperman said

Thank you for not correcting my grammar… otherwise we still miss you

February 16th, 2015

talljasperman's avatar talljasperman said

Thanks for the memories.

February 12th, 2015

augustlan's avatar augustlan said

Love and miss you. Hope you and yours have a good holiday!

December 18th, 2014

DrasticDreamer's avatar DrasticDreamer said

I figured five months after I left my last message to you was enough time gone by to leave another one. I still hope you’re doing well, and @jonsblond is right – you are genuinely missed. I very much appreciated your presence, and I’m sad that you’re gone, even though I understand the need for breaks sometimes. I hope that, one day, you decide to grace us with your presence again. hugs

November 8th, 2014

jonsblond's avatar jonsblond said

Thinking of you and hope you are doing well. You are missed.

September 13th, 2014