Sunday Spotlight: N. C. Wyeth

Posted on March 27, 2016 By

N.C. Wyeth! Masterly, moody, and well-monikered! As I was growing up, I have wanted to be so many things…okay, that hasn’t changed one bit. One of the careers that always stood out to me was illustration and in fact, I wrote and illustrated my own middle grade novel way back in my undergrad years. Obviously,…


Sunday Spotlight: Gwendoline Christie

Posted on March 20, 2016 By

Gwendoline Christie! Talented, towering, and terrifically titled! Game of Thrones has long been a favorite show of mine and with this season kicking off in a couple weeks, I had to feature one of the most skilled actresses to appear in the fantasy hit. But Gwendoline Christie isn’t just glamorous and gutsy, she also possesses…


Sunday Spotlight: Dovey Johnson Roundtree

Posted on March 13, 2016 By

Dovey Johnson Roundtree! Classy, courageous and curiously called! After visiting the Levine Museum in Charlotte, NC, I became interested in the woman whose unusual name headed a few of the blurbs found in some of the exhibits. Upon researching her later, I promptly marveled at her incredible lifetime achievements and unwavering fortitude in the face…


Sunday Spotlight: Nomar Garciaparra

Posted on March 6, 2016 By

Nomar Garciaparra! Nifty, nimble, and namerific!   As the first feature on Curionomastics, I have chosen a childhood hero. As a big Red Sox fan, I followed all of the greats in the late 1990s and early 2000s, including Mo Vaughn, Manny Ramirez, Johnny Damon, and Pedro Martinez, but Nomar was my favorite player. With…


The Grand Curiopening!

Posted on March 1, 2016 By

March the First has arrived and, as planned, it is time for the Curionomastics Kick-Off!   Let me explain… Curionomastics is my attempt at a creative description for my curiosity about fascinating people with intriguing or wonderful names. At least, that’s how it started out, but as I began to create content for this blog,…