Monthly Archives: June 2007

“Holy,” “Whole,” “Healthy,” and “Hale”

Tonight I watched the movie, A Man for All Seasons, and it made me wonder about the etymology of “oath.” I looked it up. I thought you’d like to see this. The word “oath” comes from the Old English word, … Continue reading

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Painting Foundations and Writing Books

I am painting my house’s foundation. Let me clarify. Our house was built in 1930- or 1940- something. It’s about 70 years old—”young,” I should say. I’m thinking 70 is no longer “old.” I’m so happy to have the foundation … Continue reading

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