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Jeruba’s story

3/15/2020: I’ve missed this community a lot during the past year. Right now I think we can do some things to help each other during the present international health crisis. So I’d like to stick around now, but we’ll see.


4/14/2019: Giving myself a two-week time-out while I get over a bout of irritable posting syndrome. I’ll return when I’m fit for civil discourse once again.


That’s not me. ==>

That’s Cate Blanchett. I’ve just played with her image a lot. I think she’d enjoy my improvisations if she ever happened to see them. Even the one with the turkey on her head and especially the one with the jellyfish.


Signing in on this date (Oct. 8, 2015) 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-François 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 4/14/2019 to 3/15/2020.
On hiatus 11/20/2013 to 10/8/2015. I came back for Gail.
On hiatus 6/2/2012 to 8/2/2012.
On hiatus 11/4/2011 to 12/14/2011.

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar RedDeerGuy1 said

What device to use in not what to read. Lol

3 weeks ago

brainman01's avatar brainman01 said

So please more enlightenment on how what if is the answer to imagination

February 17th, 2019

xTheDreamer's avatar xTheDreamer said

Regarding your answer: Thank you for your suggestion. I thought about it but it’s a white tshirt and really difficult to find a inconspicuous spot to test it out haha. I would want to use a turquoise/mint tshirt but it’s really hard to find one here in The Netherlands and I don’t really want to spend more than €5 on a clothing item/fabric that I’ll probably use once or so.

October 20th, 2018

snowberry's avatar snowberry said

We have a member here who needs some help editing a paper she has written. English is her second language, and I am helping her all I can, but it’s a pretty long paper, and time is of the essence. I thought perhaps if we divided up the work it would go faster. If you would please check in and PM me I’d sure appreciate it and I will give you the details when you do.

October 1st, 2018

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar Espiritus_Corvus said

Thank you. That means a lot coming from you.

June 11th, 2017