• Etymology
  • Greek #7: Astr, Astron

    Root: ASTR, ASTRON Meaning: star Words: astronaut (n) (nau = ship or sailor): literally, a star sailor As a teenager with highly-sophisticated tastes in film, one of my favorite 80s movies was Space Camp, where several teenagers attending a summer space camp are accidentally launched into space (a highly-implausible plot one can only accept without […]

  • Island Life
  • Gallimaufries

    I present to you my gallimaufries. 1. Super Bowl Sunday It was unusually warm here, even for coastal Carolina, so I spent the afternoon reading in our hammock overlooking the salt marsh. It was delicious, both the weather and the reading, even well into the evening. This was taken at dusk, my favorite time of […]