Spatherdab is an obscure, almost forgotten, old english word meaning chatterer, gossip, scandal-monger; “a woman who goes from house to house dispensing news.”
Since I spent more than 30 years as a sports journalist whose pressbox chatter was dispensed house to house (thanks to another obscure, mostly obsolete entity, the newspaper carrier); and since I use this space for chatter, gossip and scandal-mongering — not to mention rants, limericks, scathing observations, and anything else that explodes out of my curmudgeonly cranium — it seems a more than fitting handle.
For the past 10 years my Spatherdab blog existed as a stand-alone WordPress entity. Now it’s part of my newly-renovated lauriemacfayden.com website. It will continue to house pretty much anything that doesn’t fit under the main categories of Art and Writing.