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April 24, 2020

OUT OF THIS HOUSE

(To the tune of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Homeward Bound”)

I’m sittin’ in my favorite chair

Longing for a beach somewhere

Every day’s an endless stream

Of staying in, not being seen

My hair is growing, can’t be stopped

Closed are all the barber shops

Out of this h...

April 11, 2020

Here are a few of my favorite entries, all beginning with the letter “L,"  from Word and Phrase Origins, a thoroughly delightful book published in 1997.

Lava. The word derives from the Latin labes ("sliding down"), a reference to the molten rock that flows down a mounta...

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