Life & Living

Celebrating a Misunderstood Creature

October 8 – World Octopus Day

Those eight armed creatures that live in the world’s oceans? Celebrate those creatures?


Yes, they are a bit odd looking: eight tentacles with rows of suction cups on each arm, with eyes on a bulbous head, and a mouth, well, under the head where the tentacles meet.

Yes, they are creatures of horror movies. (Think It Came from Beneath the Sea from 1955 OR Tentacles from 1977)

Yes, they are a delectable treat from the sea according to some. (Think calamari)

BUT, they are a survivor. Science even suggests that they predate dinosaurs.

Learn more about World Octopus Day HERE

Hi, I’m Becky. (Ok, Rebecca, but I am rarely addressed that way.) I am a writer and a musician with a tendency to enjoy a variety of crafting opportunities. I retired from teaching in 2014 after spending most of my 34 year career teaching in the high school English department: various levels of English (mostly literature and writing), creative writing, public speaking, and theater (acting, directing, and technical theater). As a teacher, I held the philosophy that I wouldn’t give any writing assignment that I personally wouldn’t or couldn’t do. That philosophy strengthened and broadened my own writing.

Thanks for reading.

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