striding along

I strode yesterday.  I think I strode. I was thinking about striding anyway.  

stride, strode, stridden - is that right?  stridden   " I have stridden."   It doesn't sound right, does it?

 ride, rode, ridden.  Yes. I have ridden. You don't hear it often but I think it's okay.  

I love language. I love playing with words. I also like to learn new ones.  

I have to tell you about this course I am taking, People make egregious errors.  Like: "I was talking to he and so-an-so" And apostrophes in every possessive its. I have given up on lie/lay but it still hurts.

More about the course: the homework is inexorable, with 24-hour deadlines. When I signed on I was asked if I could handle four hours a day. Sure. Buit it's more than that. It's thinking time and often research before I ever put pen to paper - no - fingers to keyboard.

Lovely, though. I woke early this morning, about 3:30 a.m., and the movie, the one I am writing, started playing in my mind, with scenes I haven't written yet and solutions to a couple of problems along the way.  I am so blessed.  I mean,what would I do if I didn't do this?  

What about strive, strove, striven? strived??

Keep striving!