Category Archives: language

Euroadventure 2016! Day 16

< previous There was an afternoon departure to our Aunt and Uncle’s house on the itinerary, but that left the morning for a bit more exploring in London. I’d read about the Type Archive – known as the Type Museum … Continue reading

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IONTW – March 5, 2017

Tuesday, March 7 is Luther Burbank’s Birthday! As an introvert, I love how the Home and Gardens is having an Un-Party. The 7th is also Arbor Day (well actually 7-14 is Arbor Week) in California. The current exhibit at the … Continue reading

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something I think I’d like to know, #296

what’s the difference between and exhibit and an exhibition? (besides the -ion…)

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IONTW – December 18, 2016

I wondered about words that are homonyms/antonyms, here’s a list of words that are their own opposites! Patti Smith on singing at Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Ceremony. Being Richard Feynman didn’t keep the FBI from starting a file on him. … Continue reading

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IONTW – October 23, 2016

TODAY, October 23! Book talk at North Bay Letterpress Arts. Alastair Johnston will discuss his book Dreaming on the Edge: Poets and Book Artists in California, which documents 150 years of the book arts in California. Next Saturday, October 29, … Continue reading

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something I think I’d like to know, #245

where did the word honeymoon come from?

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the s word

NO, you are NOT starving. You may feel VERY HUNGRY, but I’m willing to bet (and I’m not a betting person) that everyone I’ve ever heard say they were starving was not. Yes, I know it’s a figure of speech, … Continue reading

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Heart of a Dog

Jeez, what was the last movie I saw in the theatre? Hmn… squirrels scuttle about in memory banks… oh! maybe that one what was it called – about surfing Mavericks – don’t think that was the name though. Anyway, yeah, … Continue reading

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something I think I’d like to know, #227

what is the plural of hole in one?

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the g word

This post, or at least thoughts for this post, or on this topic, have been kicking around in my head for years, but somehow I’ve never gotten around to writing them down. Part of it is the time thing yes, … Continue reading

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