Month: October 2017

THANKS, I THINK

It can be difficult to tell compliments from insults. You’d think it would be easy and obvious, but it isn’t. As a child, my mother comforted me with her classic lines. Somewhere in my head, I can still hear her. A lonely (probably weird)… Read More ›

UNDOING IT

I want to undo anything that shoots.  Gunpowder. TNT. Guns. Nuclear power. Anything that makes guns, modern weapons, and modern warfare possible. No landmines, howitzers, or automatic weapons. I’m okay with  knives, swords, maces, bludgeons, ropes, and other weapons of personal,… Read More ›

USING THE RAPIER

The English language has well over a million “official” words in its dictionary and probably another twenty thousand or more unofficial, idiomatic, and/or regional words that are used by specific groups and have meanings yet to reach any dictionary. There… Read More ›