Lexophilic / Musings

Adopting words: bimarian

For this week of lovey-dovey-ness and emotions running high, I thought I’d save a word that has to do with the sea. In several different schools of thought (not all, but definitely Western ones) water and emotions are connected. Even the words for sea and love in Latin — mare and amare — are similar.    bimarian   adj. 1731 pertaining to two seas Sentence: My travels have been mainly bimarian, but I would like to see more than just the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.   Phrontistery says this word was in usage for just one year, but it’s such


The Smell of Hope in the Morning

We’ve come to the end of an era, my friends. Not a particularly lovely era. A dark age, to be precise. We’ve come through the night and a new day has dawned, bright and shining (and misty in Nanaimo) — a new day, and we can have hope again, because change has come.  He’s human, of course. We all are. I do not think we should worship the man. I think we should be grateful for what he’s brought us — hope — and for the chance we have to get things fixed. I think we as Canadians should

Ten Thousand Hours of Procrastination

New and Exciting Forms of Procrastination

1. Sleeping all day.  2. Reading again. Currently reading The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro (collection of short stories) and As Francesca by Martha Baer, a BDSM-y novel I’m enjoying quite a bit.  3. Dinner at 3 am!  4. A multitude of sites.  5. Posting in my LJ instead of writing.  6. Doing the dishes.  7. Cleaning in general.  8. And now, again, sleeping.  Good night, all! (she said at 7 am) -Katje