Sunday, October 1st, 2017
So where do we stand now?
Here is the capsule summary of where we stand right now:
On the positive side, I haven't felt better all year! Go figure.
Kids on the move
All four of our kids are currently professionally displaced for one reason or another:
I've knocked off a few books in the intervening month. They were:
This past month has also been a busy one for crossword puzzles. In the past, I've always enjoyed doing them (for example, if I saw a half-finished puzzle lying on a coffee table) but it is only recently that I've switched into daily mode. Each day I do the puzzle from either The Wall Street Journal or The New York Times. On more ambitious days, I do both!
When doing these puzzles, you can't help but pick up new words, but not necessarily words that you will ever have the opportunity to use in everyday speech or even writing. Case in point: a recent clue was simply Stage direction and the answer was...
Exeunt is borrowed from Latin, the third-person plural present indicative (yikes) of the verb exire, which translates as "to go out" or "to leave." When I run across words and explanations like these, my response is always the same:
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