This week's guest is Kelley Bell, activist, philosopher, poet and mother. Kelley was asked to define Panther.
Panther, n. One of the great cats. A secretive and solitary predator, often idolized and emulated by humans. Florida panthers live in marsh lands and play on football fields, while black panthers roam dense forests and urban ghettos, and are generally active only at night.
Pan-thurr is also a formal term heard from cooks who speak with a lisp.
Antonym: Pink Panther. A lisping panther often mistaken for a flake.
About Kelley: Kelley seems to be first and foremost, an incorrigible do-gooder. A fundraiser for wildlife and domesticated life, friend to the falcon and the furry, a firey sister for women's rights and an innovative helper with her daughter's homework. Kelley writes several weblogs, including For Whom The Bell Tolls, Wildlife Rehab and Falconry, The Adventures of a Starving Artist, and Martial Arts and TCM (I have no idea- Kelley?) What I'm sure of is Kelley kicks butt, raises money, conjures ghosts, does yoga, explores and wears armor for the residents of the animal, spirit and female realms.
She's also a first-rate photojournalist. This story and this were the first of Kelley's narratives I read and inspired both fascination and her word assignment. Stunning pictures and elegant words. A cute story about Kelley and her daughter is here.
How to be a future guest on this site: Just send an email to dpascover at mac dot com. On a future Wednesday, after posting that week's guest, I'll send you an email with a word to define. You'll be expected to return your definition along with a graphic representing either your definition or yourself by the following Saturday. The only rules are no profanity and no novels, please. And whatever I make up at the last minute.